Round 1 - Referee Marc Goddard in the cage for this heavyweight matchup. Rothwell with lateral movement to start, but Gonzaga quickly moves in on a leg. Rothwell manages to crawl back to his feet and defend against the cage as Gonzaga drives in for a takedown. Gonzaga gets to the back and Rothwell reaches over the cage to try and prevent a takedown. Rothwell scrambles back to his feet, and Gonzaga quickly works in on his leg again. Rothwell taken to the floor, but he's instantly back on his feet. Rothwell showing great resiliency early on, but Gonzaga is really controlling the flow. Goddard breaks the pair from a linch a little past the halfway mark. Rothwell finally gets some space, but he's a little hesitant to pull the trigger. He strikes again as Gonzaga moves in for a takedown. Gonzaga's mouth is open, and the two fighters exchange punches. Gonzaga drops in for another takedown. Rothwell stops it. Perhaps he's weathered the storm. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Gonzaga, 10-9.
Round 2 - Rothwell walks forward. He stumbles after slipping a punch but being caught in the back of the head a bit. Gonzaga lands a straight and moves in for a takedown. Rothwell stuffs it, but Gonzaga latches on to a guillotine and cinches the neck. He drops to guard to finish the hold. Rothwell initially defends, but Gonzaga refuses to let go until he earns the tap. Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 2, 1:01