Sometimes, mixed martial arts is the epitome of never judging a book by its cover.
Case in point, a flabby, hairy-backed Ben Rothwell (pictured) facing a ripped Alistair Overeem.
My wife, verbatim, “That guy (Rothwell) just beat that guy (Overeem)? No way.”
True story. And, true story.
To the surprise of everyone not named Ben Rothwell, Rothwell overlooked Overeem’s 4-1 odds-on favorite status to serve up the biggest upset of the night with a first round TKO.
Could Overeem’s job be in jeopardy? “The Demolition Man” has now lost three of four, with all of the losses in that span coming in knockout fashion. Those aren’t stellar stats for someone collecting hefty paychecks.
UFC Fight Night 50 took place inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
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