#UFCCroatia has today received its first ever main event which will feature a huge Heavyweight bout with former Champion Junior Dos Santos going up against “Big” Ben Rothwell.
Rothwell is ranked #5 in the Heavyweight rankings one step ahead of his opponent JDS.
Rothwell is currently on a four fight win streak with all wins coming by stoppage over Brandon Vera, Alistair Overeem, Matt Mitrione and most recently Josh Barnett. Former Champion Dos Santos is coming into #UFCCroatia on the back of a TKO loss against Alistair Overeem and is 2-3 in his last five bouts, two of those losses coming against Cain Velasquez for the Heavyweight Title.
A great fight for the main event for the promotions debut in Croatia. For me this fight makes great sense and possibly means that its more than likely that we will see Stipe Miocic challenge Fabricio Werdum when the Champion returns from injury.
Rothwell is on an absolute tear at the moment and has quickly become a fan favourite in the division given his style and personality and I must admit I see him going in as the favourite in this one against the former Champ. Since losing to Velasquez, JDS has looked a shadow of his former self and in my eyes needs to stop Rothwell to get himself back into the Title picture.