Ben Rothwell vs Junior dos Santos
Ben Rothwell vs Junior dos Santos at UFC Croatia. Junior dos Santos won via unanimous decision and the judges scored the fight 50-45. Junior used a lot of movement and punched to the body to stop Rothwelll from employing his game plan. Reminded me a little bit of the Carlos Condit vs Nick Diaz fight, but with more power.
The best strike of the fight was Junior dos Santos’ push kick, towards the end of round 2, which sent Rothwell reeling into the cage and onto the canvas.
Going into this fight I would have picked Rothwell to win as he was on a 4 fight win streak. Those 4 wins included wins over Josh Barnett, Matt Mitrione, Alistair Overeem, and Brandon Vera.
Junior dos Santos was 2-2 in his last four fights coming into this fight. Junior had wins over Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt with losses to Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez.
Is Junior dos Santos back in Championship form and ready for another title run?