Following a down streak of three losses in five fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos had his back against the wall in a big way going into his pivotal match-up with Ben Rothwell in the main event of┬átoday’s (Sun., April 10, 2016) UFC Fight Night 86 from the Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia.

Dos Santos needed a big win to stay afloat atop the heavyweight division, and he got just that by out-maneuvering, out-striking, and overall out-classing “Big Ben” in Croatia. The previously surging Rothwell had finished four straight opponents, including a knockout over Alistair Overeem and recent submissions of Josh Barnett and Matt Mitrione, but “JDS” put an end to his run with pinpoint striking and a great gameplan to sweep all of the scorecards.

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With a dominant win over a Top 5 opponent in the books, the future is suddenly back to looking bright for “Cigano.” Check out the full fight video highlights of his rebound win here:

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