Junior dos Santos and Ben Rothwell will go to war TODAY (Sun., April 10, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 86 inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. In a match up of top contenders, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweights knockout artists Ben Rothwell and Junior dos Santos will clash TODAY (Sun., April 10, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 86 inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.
Rothwell is on the hottest win streak of his entire career. Should “Big Ben” continue his winning ways here, he undoubtedly deserves to challenge for the title in his next bout. On the other hand, dos Santos has fallen on hard times, but he’s not a goner just yet. With a strong performance in Zagreb, “Cigano” can remind fans and his fellow Heavyweights of his past dominance.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:
Key Wins: Alistair Overeem (UFC Fight Night 50), Josh Barnett (UFC on FOX 18), Matt Mitrione (UFC Fight Night 58)
Key Losses: Gabriel Gonzaga (UFC on FX 7), Mark Hunt (UFC 135), Cain Velasquez (UFC 104)
Keys to Victory: Rothwell is a well-rounded and massive Heavyweight. He’s got some seriously heavy hands, tricky set ups, and a vicious guillotine, in addition to an ability to capitalize on small openings.
There’s no getting around the face that dos Santos has lost a step. He seems slower and hesitant, as the abuse he’s taken in the last couple years has undoubtedly taken its toll. On the other hand, Rothwell looks fresher than ever, even if he is well over a decade into his career.
To take advantage of dos Santos’ decreased aptitude in a gun fight, Rothwell needs to force exchanges. Since Rothwell does great work against the fence and ….View full article
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