"The way I look at it, I’m going to make some gamblers some money. He’s got a lot of hype behind him and that’s why he’s the favorite. I welcome that. I have a chance to make all the gamblers happy."
Rothwell, who is making his octagon debut this weekend, enters this fight as a bit of an unknown commodity to many UFC fans, but "Big" Ben is nobody's pushover. He'll look to use this fight to catapult himself into contention for the heavyweight strap, and he just might be able to do it given that he's physically larger and much more experienced than Velasquez. Rothwell has been on a 14-1 run over the last four years. In that time, he has ended ten fights by way of strikes, including two submissions due to strikes.
So, about those odds... any takers?