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Ben Rothwell Eyes Mark Hunt Rematch in BKFC, Hopes for Title Shot**


Ben Rothwell Eyes Mark Hunt
Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell, a seasoned fighter in the BKFC, is not only focused on winning the BKFC heavyweight championship but also eyeing potential exciting matchups that could elevate both his career and the BKFC brand.


Rothwell's immediate goal is to defeat Todd Duffee at BKFC: KnuckleMania 4 in Los Angeles. He sees this as a crucial step toward securing a title shot in the BKFC heavyweight division. In a recent interview with MMA Junkie Radio, Rothwell expressed his determination, saying, 


"I've got to make it look good, too. I can't just win the belt. I have to stick around and defend it."


Looking ahead, Rothwell is intrigued by the prospect of facing well-known fighters in the BKFC, including Roy Nelson, Cain Velasquez, and especially Mark Hunt. Rothwell and Hunt have a history, with Rothwell having suffered a unanimous decision loss to Hunt at UFC 135 in September 2011. Rothwell believes that Hunt, with his reputation for being a tough and dangerous fighter, is closest to signing a BKFC contract among the mentioned names.


Regarding a potential rematch with Hunt, Rothwell sees it as a significant opportunity. He mentioned, 


"He's a name that brings eyes to him, and that's always what's appealing to BKFC is guys that have that following and fight a certain way." 


Rothwell acknowledges the promotional value that Hunt would bring to such a fight, considering his fan following and fighting style.


Rothwell's interest in a rematch with Hunt stems not just from the desire for redemption but also from the potential impact such a fight could have on his career trajectory within BKFC. He emphasized, 


"It's a fight I would like to get back," highlighting the personal and professional significance of a potential rematch.


As Rothwell continues his journey in the BKFC and eyes the heavyweight championship, matchups like a rematch with Mark Hunt add an extra layer of excitement and anticipation for fans and fighters alike.


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