Photo Credit: MMA Fight Night Live
A titanic Heavyweight bout is set to headline the UFC’s first trip to Croatia as the UFC’s 5th-ranked “Big” Ben Rothwell takes on former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos. The UFC announced the bout Monday morning via Twitter.
Rothwell (36-9, 6-3 in UFC) is coming off the biggest win of his professional career after submitting Josh “Warmaster” Barnett at UFC on Fox 18, becoming the first man to achieve such a feat. Ben Rothwell has now won four in a row, finishing all four of those bouts, against Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Alistair Overeem and Matt Mitrione.
dos Santos (17-4, 11-3 in UFC) is coming off a setback knockout loss to Overeem this past December at UFC on Fox 17. “Cigano” has intervalled wins and losses over his last six fights losing two to former champion Cain Velasquez and holding wins over Frank Mir, Mark Hunt, and Stipe Miocic.
UFC Fight Night 86 takes place in Zagreb, Croatia on April 10th. The event will most likely stream live on UFC Fight Pass.