On Sunday, April 10, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. dos Santos from the Zagreb Arena inZagreb, Croatia.
In the night’s main event, former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos clashed with the red-hot Ben Rothwell. The Brazilian dos Santos looked to rebound from a second-round TKO loss to former Strikeforce titleholder Alistair Overeem in December. The 32-year-old had alternated wins and losses since 2012. Rothwell, meanwhile, entered the contest having won four straight and five of his last six. All five wins had come via finish, including a guillotine choke submission of Josh Barnett in January.
More heavyweights were in action in the night’s co-main as former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga took on the hard-hitting Derrick Lewis. The submission ace Gonzaga snapped a three-fight skid in December with a decision win over Konstantin Erokhin, while Lewis picked up his second straight finish in February, stopping Damian Grabowski.
The 13-fight event kicked off Sunday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 10:30 a.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired on Fox Sports 1 at noon. ET, with the six-fight main card taking place at 2 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Above are video highlight of the bout between dos Santos and Rothwell (courtesy of the UFC).
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos
Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes
Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura
Igor Pokrajac vs. Jan Blachowicz
Maryna Moroz vs. Cristina Stanciu
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Nicolas Dalby vs. Zak Cummings
Ian Entwistle vs. Alejandro Perez
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Damir Hadzovic
Filip Pejic vs. Damian Stasiak
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Robert Whiteford vs. Lucas Martins
Jared Cannonier vs. Cyril Asker
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic
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