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UFC Fight Night 86 will be held on April 10, 2016 at the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The event will be the first that the organisation has hosted in Croatia.
A heavyweight bout between #4 ranked Ben Rothwell and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and #5 ranked Junior dos Santos will serve as the event headliner.
Rothwell (36-9 MMA) has had a career resurgence of late, winning his last four bouts inside the octagon. Two TKO wins over Brandon Vera and Alistair Overeem has been followed up with signature submission wins over Matt Mitrione and Josh Barnett most recently at UFC on FOX 18 earning Rothwell a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
dos Santos (17-4 MMA) has been up and down ever since winning the UFC heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez at the inaugural UFC on FOX event in 2011. Wins over Frank Mir, Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic have been sandwiched between losses by Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez twice.
The co-main event also features a heavyweight contest between Gabriel Gonzaga and Derrick Lewis.
Check out the full card below along with a video preview of the event.
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Derrick Lewis
Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes
Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura
Igor Pokrajac vs. Jan Błachowicz
Maryna Moroz vs. Cristina Stanciu
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Nicolas Dalby vs. Zak Cummings
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Damir Hadzović
Ian Entwistle vs. Alejandro Pérez
Filip Pejić vs. Damian Stasiak
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Robert Whiteford vs. Lucas Martins
Jared Cannonier vs. Cyril Asker
Bojan Veličković vs. Alessio Di Chirico