Monday, May 16, 2022

AFFLICTION RESULTS: Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell

CREDIT: Sherdog.com

Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell

Round 1
Arlovski kicks to Rothwell's leg, throws a punch combination that doesn't land. Arlovski lands another kick to the leg, and Rothwell ties him up. Rothwell tries to Thai clinch, but Arlovski shoves him into the corner and throws a right out of the break. Arlovski is aggressive, not waiting back. Rothwell clinches again, but Arlovski trips the bigger man to the canvas. Rothwell tries to get up, and Arlovski attacks his ankle for a submission. Rothwell gets free and back to his feet. Again Rothwell initiates the clinch behind some punches. After separating, Arlovski lights up Rothwell with rights and lefts. Rothwell looks stunned, but he stays on his feet and recovers. Late in the round, Rothwell puts a right hand on Arlovski, but Arlovski clearly takes the round, 10-9.

Round 2
Inside leg kick from Arlovski to start the second. Rothwell lands a right, but Arlovski begins to score with right and left hands, pummeling a retreating Rothwell. Arlvoski get a takedown to mount, but Rothwell gets his guard. Three minutes to go in the round. Rothwell's nose is bleeding. Arlovski surprisingly falls back for an ankle lock that isn't close, and Rothwell takes the top position in the guard. He lands an elbow on the former UFC champion. Two minutes to go in the round. Rothwell drops some big elbow smashes that don't quite land cleanly. The fighters are stood with 30 seconds left, and Arlovski attacks with a brutal assault of left hooks and uppercuts, a head kick, a jump knee. He can't put away Rothwell, but he wins an exciting round, 10-9.

Round 3

Crowd going nuts at the start of the round. Rotthwell bulled hyim into the corner and body punches. Rothwell bleeding from the left ear. Crowd booing in seconds. Arlvovski with a kick. Another low kick. Arlvoski put him down and out with a series of punches. Tremendous fight.

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