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Monday, Feb 08, 2016

UFC Books Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell For April

Ben Rothwell (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Ben Rothwell hasn’t been tapped to fight for the UFC’s heavyweight title just yet, but he has been booked to fight former champ, Junior dos Santos.

Following the surging contender’s submission win over  Josh Barnett on January 30th, the promotion has announced that Rothwell will fight JDS, April 10th. The bout will headline the UFC’s first event ever in Croatia, which will take place in Zagreb.

Rothwell (36-9) heads into the fight having won four straight fights, and the veteran fighter is now ranked #5.

Dos Santos (17-4) will be looking to get back on track following his stoppage loss to Alistair Overeem in December. “Cigano” is 2-3 in his last 5 fights.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:43 am
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