This is the UFC Fight Night 50 live blog for Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell, a heavyweight bout at Friday night's UFC event at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn.
Overeem, who has won two of his four UFC fights, will face Rothwell, who has won two of his past five UFC fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC Fight Night 50 live blog below.
Round 1: Keith Peterson the ref. Overeem throws first, and Rothwell to center. Overeem comes in with knee to the body, which glances Rothwell. Big one-off type shots early. Now they exchange, and Rothwell fires a couple of short punches into Overeem's grill. They collide like slabs and then bounce off one another. And again, and it looks like Rothwell might have clipped Overeem a little bit as he wobbles. Rothwell, thinking he has hurt him, drags him to fence but Overeem holds on. They separate. Overeem with a kick, and then a foot stomp. Another body kick from Overeem, and BOOM! Rothwell lands a shot -- a right hand to the top of his head -- that drops Overeem. Now Rothwell now pouring it on. Big right hands from Overeem's back, and they are all landing. It's over! Rothwell has pulled a huge upset in Connecticut! Petersen calls off Rothwell, as Overeem shakes his head in protest.
UFC Fight Night 50 officials results: Ben Rothwell def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (strikes) at 2:19 of R1