Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (pictured) faces a white hot Ben Rothwell this Sunday at UFC Fight Night 86.
Dos Santos has alternated between wins and losses over his past six outings, with most of those brutal wars seeming to take years off the 32-year-old’s career. Dos Santos’ chin might not be the same and he has perhaps slowed a step or two, but his heart is never in question.
Rothwell is enjoying a late career resurgence having rattled off four straight wins over some very big heavyweight hitters. He’s finished off all of those victims before the final horn.
That should make for an interesting tango between the veterans. Dos Santos is currently a slight -120 odds-on favorite to beat Rothwell, while Rothwell comes in right behind at -110. If I were a betting man, which I am, I kinda like Rothwell in this one.
Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia hosts UFC Fight Night 86.
Here are the wagering lines for Dos Santos vs. Rothwell:
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Junior Dos Santos -120
Ben Rothwell -110