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UFC Fight Night 86 predictions: Zagreb FOX Sports 1 ‘Prelims’ undercard preview, Pt. 2

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More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sun., April 10, 2016) when UFC Fight Night 86: “Rothwell vs. dos Santos” kicks off from Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC Fight Night 86 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series.

Hope you enjoyed that break, because it’s time for things to heat up.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicks off three consecutive weekends of fights this Sunday (April 10, 2016) with UFC Fight Night 86, live from Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia, airing on FOX Sports 1. In the main event, Junior dos Santos looks to rebound from his knockout loss to Alistair Overeem against the rising Ben Rothwell, while Gabriel Gonzaga co-helms against late replacement Derrick Lewis.

Four “Prelims” undercard matches join the six-fight main card on FOX Sports 1 starting at 12 p.m. ET. Your lunchtime appetizers are as follows (check out the brunch menu here):

170 lbs.: Nicolas Dalby vs. Zak Cummings

Sweden’s Nicolas Dalby (14-0-1) has been nothing but entertaining in his two-fight UFC career, beginning with a gritty split decision over Brazilian knockout artist Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. In October, he threw down with top British prospect Darren Till and battled through a knockdown to force a draw and earn Fight of the Night in the process.

“Sharpshooter” has knocked out four opponents and submitted another three.

Zak Cummings’ (18-4) run on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 came to an end in the Round of 16 with a decision loss to Dylan Andrews. He’s gone 3-1 in UFC itself, including an upset decision over Yan Cabral and 43-second knockout of Dominique Steele in July 2015.

He replaces the injured Bartosz Fabinski on one month’s notice.

In many ways, Dalby reminds me of Martin Kampmann. ….View full article

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