UFC Fight Night Zagreb results: Dos Santos vs Rothwell
UFC Fight Night 86 took place at Zagreb Arena in Croatia and aired on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. For those of us here in the United States, the action started at 10:30 a.m. EST, a rare early Sunday morning packed full of action.
In the main event, a heavyweight bout featured former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell. Dos Santos (17-4) sought to get back in to title contention after a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem in December.
At stake for Rothwell (36-9), a possible title shot with a win over the former champion. He had four consecutive wins over top ranked opponents in Overeem, former champion Josh Barnett, Matt Mitrione, and Brandon Vera before going into this fight.
It would be the Cigano, the former champion who shined throughout the fight and got back on the winning track with a unanimous decision win.
The complete UFC Fight Night Zagreb results include:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 2 p.m. ET)
- Junior Dos Santos defeated Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
- Derrick Lewis defeated Gabriel Gonzaga via KO – Round 1, 4:48
- Francis Ngannou defeated Curtis Blaydes via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
- Timothy Johnson defeated Marcin Tybura via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jan Blachowicz defeated Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Maryna Moroz defeated Cristina Stanciu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, noon ET)
- Zak Cummings Nicolas Dalby via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Alejandro Perez defeated Ian Entwistle via verbal submission (punches) – Round 1, 4:04
- Mairbek Taisumov defeated Damir Hadzovic via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 3:44
- Damian Stasiak defeated Filip Pejic via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:16
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10:30 a.m. ET)
- Lucas Martins defeated Robert Whiteford via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Jared Cannonier defeated Cyril Asker via KO – Round 1, 2:44
- Bojan Velickovic defeated Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)