Red Hot Ben Rothwell Battles Junior Dos Santos At UFC Fight Night 86

Written by Tom Ngo
February 8th, 2016

UFC Ben Rothwell

Former UFC heavyweight champion and all-around good guy Junior Dos Santos needs a win to get back on track after December’s TKO defeat to Alistair Overeem. The Brazilian’s bosses didn’t do him any favors with his next assignment.

On Monday, it was announced Dos Santos will return to the cage against red hot Ben Rothwell (pictured) at UFC Fight Night 82. The 265-pound affair headlines the gig.

Rothwell will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the tango. He’s finished off all of his victims before the final bell during this current run, most recently submitting Josh Barnett last month at UFC on FOX 18.

Dos Santos, meanwhile, has alternated between wins and losses over his past six outings. The slugger hasn’t posted consecutive victories since beating Frank Mir in May 2012.

Due to the violent wars he’s been involved with, “Cigano” has only fought three times since October 2013.

The April 10 event takes place inside Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia.

FOX Sports 1 will air the main card live in America.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic

Damir Hadzovic vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura

Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac

Nicolas Dalby vs. Bartosz Fabinski

Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov

Junior Dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell

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