UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos

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UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 10, 2016
Venue Arena Zagreb
City Zagreb, Croatia
Attendance 13,177[1]
Total gate $549,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans

UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos (also known as UFC Fight Night 86) was a mixed martial arts event held on April 10, 2016, at the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.[2]

Background

The event was the first that the organization has hosted in Croatia.[2]

A heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos served as the event headliner.[3]

Bartosz Fabiński was expected to face Nicolas Dalby at the event. However, on March 2, Fabiński was removed from the card due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Zak Cummings.[4]

Ruslan Magomedov was expected to face former heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga at the event, but pulled out on March 9 due to a knee injury.[5] Gonzaga faced Derrick Lewis instead.[6]

Promotional newcomer Bojan Mihajlović was expected to face Francis Ngannou at the event. However, Mihajlović was removed from the card on March 14 due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by fellow promotional newcomer Curtis Blaydes.[7]

Results

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Ben Rothwell Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00
Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Gabriel Gonzaga KO (punches) 1 4:48
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Heavyweight Timothy Johnson def. Marcin Tybura Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz def. Igor Pokrajac Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Maryna Moroz def. Cristina Stanciu Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Zak Cummings def. Nicolas Dalby Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Alejandro Pérez def. Ian Entwistle TKO (punches and elbows) 1 4:04
Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov def. Damir Hadžović TKO (punch) 1 3:44
Bantamweight Damian Stasiak def. Filip Pejić Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:16
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Lucas Martins def. Robert Whiteford Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Jared Cannonier def. Cyril Asker KO (punches and elbows) 1 2:44
Middleweight Bojan Veličković def. Alessio Di Chirico Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00

[8]

Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Derrick Lewis, Alejandro Pérez, Mairbek Taisumov and Jared Cannonier

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Staff (April 10, 2016). "UFC Fight Night 86 draws announced 13,177 fans for $549,000 live gate in Croatia". mmajunkie.com.
  2. ^ a b UFC Press Release (2016-01-08). "UFC announces landmark event for Croatia in 2016". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  3. ^ Staff (2016-02-08). "Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos headlines UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  4. ^ Staff (2016-03-02). "Zak Cummings replaces Bartosz Fabinski at UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  5. ^ Staff (2016-03-09). "Ruslan Magomedov injured, out of UFC Fight Night 86 bout in Croatia vs. Gabriel Gonzaga". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  6. ^ John Morgan (2016-03-09). "Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga in works for UFC Fight Night 86". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-03-14). "Curtis Blaydes in for Bojan Mihajlovic against Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 86". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  9. ^ Luke Thomas (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 bonuses: Derrick Lewis earns $50,000 for Gabriel Gonzaga knockout". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
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