Let’s run down the list of “Who’s Hot” and “Who’s Not” from UFC Fight Night 86: ‘Rothwell vs. Dos Santos’ which took place yesterday (Sun., April 10, 2016), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the FOX Sports 1 event inside the Arena Zagreb in Croatia.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted in Croatia yesterday (Sun., April 10, 2016) returning from a two-week break to put on an exciting UFC Fight Night 86: “Rothwell vs. Dos Santos” event at the Arena Zagreb live on FOX Sports 1.
In the main event of the evening, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos put on a masterful performance, outclassing the streaking Ben Rothwell on the feet for 25 minutes en route to a unanimous decision victory (highlights here).
The co-main event featured the most violent finish of the night, as Derrick Lewis nearly decapitated Gabriel Gonzaga with a vicious right hand haymaker in the first round. The victory was Lewis’ 14th career knockout, and third straight UFC victory via finish.
Check out the highlights here.
With that quick overview of the night’s marquee bouts, here are your biggest winners, as well as the runners-up from Zagreb.
Biggest Winner: Junior Dos Santos
“Cigano” is back!
Junior Dos Santos had lost some of his luster heading into UFC Zagreb following his knockout loss to Alistair Overeem. The loss was the Brazilian’s third in his five bouts, and he looked far removed from his championship prime.
With his back against the wall, “JDS” turned back the clock and put together a vintage performance on FOX Sports 1.
The Brazilian showed off the elite level boxing that helped him accrue UFC gold, and Rothwell simply had no answer for Dos Santos’ incredible speed, precision, and ferocious power.
Keep in mind, Rothwell was among the hottest fighters on ….View full article
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