Ben Rothwell says it was 'strategically stupid' to accept fight against Junior Dos Santos

Ben Rothwell was riding an impressive four-fight win streak — all of which came by way of finish — over a span of three years and needed potentially just one more win to establish himself as the No. 1 contender in the tough heavyweight division.That win was supposed to come against former champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC Rotterdam last month, but "Cigano" threw a wrench in Rothwell...
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May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Junior Dos Santos predicts he will be heavyweight champion again

Junior Dos Santos didn't get the result he wanted in his last fight after moving his training camp to the United States to begin working with American Top Team, but things turned around in a big way for his win over Ben Rothwell on Sunday.Dos Santos employed a tactical striking attack with a ton of movement, footwork and a barrage of strikes to the head and body over five rounds...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Junior Dos Santos dominates Ben Rothwell en route to lopsided victory

Junior Dos Santos put on a masterful, five round clinic to batter Ben Rothwell over 25 minutes to win a lopsided unanimous decision to cap off the UFC's first trip to Croatia.It was a must win situation for Dos Santos after suffering a loss to Alistair Overeem in his last fight but now the former champion can reclaim his spot in the top five and begin stalking a title shot again...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Junior Dos Santos send Ben Rothwell flying with a kick to the chest

Junior Dos Santos likely won round two of his heavyweight tilt against Ben Rothwell on Sunday at UFC Fight Night in Croatia, likely in part to his efforts in final moments of the frame.With just 10 seconds showing, Dos Santos landed a vicious overhand right before sending Rothwell flying across the Octagon with a push kick. Check it out below.Fortunately for Rothwell, the bell rang...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Junior Dos Santos Slight Favorite Over Ben Rothwell At UFC Fight Night 86

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (pictured) faces a white hot Ben Rothwell this Sunday at UFC Fight Night 86. Dos Santos has alternated between wins and losses over his past six outings, with most of those brutal wars seeming to take years off the 32-year-old’s career. Dos Santos’ chin might not be the same and he has perhaps slowed a step or two, but his heart...
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Next Fights For Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic?

  It was a back and forth battle that lasted much longer than most fans and pundits would likely have originally anticipated. Despite both fighters being amongst the hardest and most technical strikers in the UFC Heavyweight division, JDS and Miocic showed a great ability to take each other’s shots as the fightwent for the full fight rounds. The match was close, with Miocic having...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Decisions Stipe Miocic After Bloody Battle At UFC On FOX 13

Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic really went to war tonight in the main event of UFC On FOX 13 over 25 minutes of Octagon action fought almost entirely on the feet, and while it was very closely contested it was JDS who eventually emerged with the unanimous decision victory. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. The two men cautiously approach each other. Dos Santos...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Big Favorite Over Stipe Miocic at UFC on FOX 13

Junior dos Santos (pictured) hasn’t been seen since getting annihilated by reigning heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez 14 months ago, but that beating and potential ring rust aren’t fazing the Gambling Gods. The powers that be have pegged JDS a heavy 4-1 odds-on favorite to beat Stipe Miocic this Saturday at UFC on FOX 13. Miocic, meanwhile, checks in as a 3-1 longshot. US...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Suffers Hand Injury, Out Of TUF Brazil 3 Main Event

Combate is reporting that former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has suffered a hand injury and is out of his TUF Brazil 3 main event fight against Stipe Miocic. It is not known at this time whether Miocic will stay on the card. dos Santos hasn’t competed since his loss to heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 in October. Miocic has won two fights in a row...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Up next for Stipe Miocic is… Junior Dos Santos?

From Stipe Miočić’s official Facebook page Cleveland’s favorite UFC heavyweight, Stipe Miocic, might have just found his next fight for Dana White, and it would be a biggie. Former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos prefers to fight Miocic next according to a radio interview he did yesterday. Dos Santos said, “I prefer Miocic. I think Miocic is living a very good moment...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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