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UFC Fight Night 86: Ben Rothwell-Junior Dos Santos Set

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Ben Rothwell can move one step closer to competing for the UFC heavyweight title if he can take out another former champion this April.

Rothwell and Junior dos Santos will headline the first card to take place in Croatia, as UFC Fight Night 86 goes down April 10 from the Arena Zagreb.

After submitting Josh Barnett, Rothwell (36-9) will be looking to move his current win streak to five straight. The last two have come via gogo choke, and he also holds a knockout vs. former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem to his credit.

Dos Santos (17-4) is just 2-3 over his last five after winning nine straight at one point. His last fight was a TKO loss to Overeem.

Below is the current card:

Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell

Heavyweight: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov

Light Heavyweight: Igor Pokrajac vs. Jan Blachowicz

Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlovic

Middleweight: Nicolas Dalby vs. Bartosz Fabinski

Heavyweight: Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura

Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Damir Hadzovic

Welterweight: Bojan Velickovic vs. Alessio Di Chirico

Bantamweight: Filip Pejic vs. Damian Stasiak

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