Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Rothwell vs Barnett?
Ben Rothwell beat Chris Barnett by submission in the 2nd round, during the prelims of UFC Vegas 27, on Saturday 22nd May 2021 in the United States.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Rothwell vs Barnett stats
Ben Rothwell stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Chris Barnett made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Barnett had a slight advantage in power over Rothwell, with a 76% knock out percentage over Rothwell's 74%.
Ben Rothwell was the older man by 5 years, at 40 years old.
Rothwell had a height advantage of 7 inches over Barnett.
Rothwell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Barnett, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 87 to Barnett's 52.
Rothwell vs Barnett form
Rothwell had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Stefan Struve at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Before that, he had been beaten by Andrei Arlovski at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.
He had lost to Blagoy Ivanov at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
Rothwell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.