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UFC on ESPN 7 Struve vs Rothwell 12/07/2019 Previews, Predictions and Picks

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UFC on ESPN 7 Struve vs Rothwell 12-07-2019 Previews Predictions and Picks

UFC on ESPN 7 Struve vs Rothwell 12/07/2019 – UFC on ESPN 7 will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC. Exclusive TV rights are owned by ESPN but live streaming is also available via UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature heavyweights Alistair Overeem going up against Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Another heavyweight bout is scheduled and it is Stephan Struve of Netherlands taking on Ben Rothwell of USA. Rothwell is the much-favored fighter here according to UFC Online to put down Struve.

UFC on ESPN 7 Struve vs Rothwell 12/07/2019

When: Saturday, December 7, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 7 Struve vs Rothwell 12/07/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Stephan Struve +115 Ben Rothwell -145

Main Card

Stephan Struve

Struve is towering over the entire UFC roster with his 7-foot frame. This 31-year-old fighter from the Netherlands is stabled at Team Schruber and owns a professional MMA record of 29-11. Struve has been fighting in the UFC since 2009 and had memorable battles against Antonio Nogueira, Andrei Arlovski, Junior dos Santos, and Roy Nelson among others. But since 2017, it had been really bad for Struve losing three-straight against fighters like Alexander Volkov and Marcin Tybura. He proved that he has a lot of fight in him after scoring a win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima with an arm-triangle choke. Against Rothwell, he will always try to take the fight on a distance and using that length over brute strength. His last two victories were from submissions and expect him to grapple with Rothwell.

Ben Rothwell

Rothwell made a comeback in the UFC after two years this 2019. Since them, it was not good for him to lose to Andrei Arlovski and Blagoy Ivanov. This 38-year-old American fighter fights for Rothwell MMA/LCCT and owns a 36-12 record. Three of those losses came from his last three fights. This is a fight that would like to prove that Rothwell still can kick heads in the UFC. Rothwell will try to use his KO power to bring down Struve but his last wins are on the mat. As Rothwell ages, he looks at getting fights over the ground which Struve is also doing. This is the third match of Rothwell in 2019 and it will determine if he could still continue his career in the UFC.

Struve vs Rothwell Betting Numbers







Record 29-11-0 36-12-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Netherlands USA
Height 7’0″ 6’4″
Weight 265 lbs 265 lbs
Reach 84 78
Win by KO/TKO 28% 75%
Win by Submission 62% 17%
Decisions 7% 8%
Strikes landed per minute 3.01 3.20
Striking accuracy 45% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.89 4.53
Striking defense 47% 47%
Takedown average 0.61 0.69
Takedown accuracy 53% 34%
Takedown defense 54% 69%
Submission average 1.80 0.30

Struve vs Rothwell Betting Picks

Both big men are known to KO their opponents but with both of them aging, expect that the match will go to the ground which Struve has more experience. Rothwell should try to rely on his strength to weaken Struve while the 7-footer would not try and absorb his opponent’s punching power. Overall, it looks like Rothwell should bring everything in this match and throw whatever he has on Struve– even the kitchen sink. Sports Gambling thinks that Rothwell has the advantage in this match and it will be his first win since 2016.