Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Ivanov vs Rothwell?
Blagoy Ivanov beat Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 4, on Saturday 9th March 2019 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Blagoy Ivanov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ivanov vs Rothwell stats
Blagoy Ivanov stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Ben Rothwell made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Rothwell had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 38%.
Blagoy Ivanov was the younger man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Rothwell had a height advantage of 5 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Ivanov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 year and 9 months later than Rothwell, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 52 to Rothwell's 87.
Ivanov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.