The UFC have announced that a Heavyweights bout between Ben Rothwell and Junior Dos Santos is set for the main event at the UFC’s debut event in Croatia, April 10th at the Zagreb Arena.
Ben Rothell (36-9) is currently ranked number 5 in the heavyweight division and is coming off an impressive second round submission win over Josh Barnett this past January. Rothwell is currently on a four fight win streak and has won all bouts by either TKO or submission. His last loss was to Gabriel Gonzaga in January 2013.
Junior Dos Santos (17-4) is the former Heavyweight champion and lost the title in December 2012 at UFC 155 to Cain Velasquez. Since then Junior has gone on to have inconsistent wins, being unsuccessful in rematching Cain Velasquez for the belt and most recently a loss to Alistair Overeem. His loss to Overeem was this past December, Dos Santos lost the bout by TKO in round 2. He has won two out of his last four fights.
The card currently –
- Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov
- Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou
- Marcin Tybura vs. Timothy Johnson
- Jan Blochowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac
- Bartosz Fabinski vs. Nicolas Dalby
- Damir Hadzovic vs. Mairbek Taisumov
- Bojan Velickovic vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Tickets go on sale friday Febuary 12th.