UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell VS. Dos Santos Full fight video replay

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UFC Fight Night 86 Main event: (36 – 9 – 0) Ben Rothwell VS. Junior Dos Santos (17 – 4 – 0)full fight video replay. Ben Rothwell faces off against Junior Dos Santos for maybe heavyweight contendership this April 10, 2016 at the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.

Category: 265 lbs. Ben Rothwell VS. Junior Dos Santos.

UFC Fight Night 86 Recap

ROUND 1

After a tense opening minute in which Rothwell walks down dos Santos in a wide stance, “Cigano” leans in and touches the American with a hard punch to the gut. Dos Santos comes away from the next exchange wiping at his eye, but referee Leon Roberts tells the heavyweights to fight on, and they resume circling the cage. Dos Santos delivers another pair of body blows as he continues to step back, looking to counterstrike. Rothwell sneaks in a few right hands, but dos Santos is winning the volume battle as the big men box in the latter half of the round. Cigano keeps his right hand cocked and mixes up straight shots to Rothwell’s body and head.

Sherdog Scores
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 dos Santos

Round 2

Rothwell steps into the pocket with a big right hand and gets picked off by dos Santos’ counter, then slips to the ground. He stands up and continues walking after the Brazilian, delivering a hard leg kick to Cigano’s lead stem. Dos Santos continues to do work on Rothwell’s body as he circles the perimeter, drawing “Big Ben” forward. Dos Santos sends three punches upstairs in quick succession; Rothwell eats them and keeps walking straight at the former champ. A left hook from dos Santos opens a cut on the bridge of Rothwell’s nose. Dos Santos lands a straight left and gets a finger in his right eye from Rothwell’s outstretched hand. This time, referee Roberts sees the infraction, gives dos Santos time to recover and warns Rothwell for the foul. A front kick from dos Santos backs up Rothwell a few paces, but he’s soon on the march again, walking into a left straight from “JDS.” Dos Santos tags Rothwell with a straight left, an overhand right, then finishes the round with a push kick that sends the Wisconsinite to his posterior.
Sherdog Scores
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 dos Santos

Round 3

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Dos Santos goes back to the body early in the third frame, whacking Rothwell’s ribs with right hooks and straights. Rothwell continues to walk after dos Santos but his offense has dropped off sharply as he tries to navigate the distance against the smaller, quicker man. Cigano goes up top with a stinging left hand, further swelling Rothwell’s rapidly closing right eye. The final minute of the round sees dos Santos mix up his attacks with a pair of spinning kicks to Rothwell’s midsection.
Sherdog Scores
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 dos Santos

Round 4

Dos Santos rips into the body of Rothwell with a right hand but gets caught near the fence by the American’s looping left hand. A body kick scores for Cigano, then another left hand to the gut. Dos Santos’ right hands to the body get Rothwell to lean over, allowing the Brazilian to send a right hook to the head. Rothwell gets off one of his better shots of the fight, a left hand to dos Santos’ face, but the Brazilian simply circles out and continues backpedaling. Rothwell eats more jabs as he walks forward, then swings a right hand and gets sidestepped. Dos Santos gives a wry smile as he goes body-head with his punches and slips Rothwell’s return shots. Rothwell ends an otherwise rough round on a positive note, hitting dos Santos with a hard leg kick before the horn.
Sherdog Scores
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 dos Santos

Round 5

Rothwell yelps as he steps forward and swings punches on dos Santos, who angles off and smiles again before delivering a punch to Rothwell’s chest. Dos Santos keeps his punching combinations pumping, sliding back and constantly forcing Rothwell to walk into jabs. One punch gets Rothwell leaning over, and dos Santos capitalizes on the opening with a step-in knee. Rothwell lands a leg kick but can’t find the mark with much else. One flailing combination is sidestepped by dos Santos, leaving Rothwell to crash head-first into the fence. Inside the final minute, dos Santos comes over the top with a hard right hand, then one to the body and a kick to the ribs. Rothwell’s final punch comes after the horn, but dos Santos doesn’t mind and the heavyweights embrace after time expires.
Sherdog Scores
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 dos Santos (50-45 dos Santos)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 dos Santos (50-45 dos Santos)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 dos Santos (50-45 dos Santos)

The Official Result

Junior dos Santos def. Ben Rothwell via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) R5 5:00

 

 

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