Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC Fight Night 86 weigh in event for "Rothwell vs. Dos Santos," held earlier today (Sat., April 9, 2016) inside Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia, host venue for tomorrow's mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza on FOX Sports 1.
All 26 fighters hit their respective marks without incident.
"Rothwell vs. Dos Santos" is exactly what it sounds like: a fight card headlined by Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos. Their 265-pound main event could prove to be make or break for "Big" Ben's desired title shot, as well as the fight that confirms -- or refutes -- talk surrounding the end of the "Cigano" era.
That's not all.
In the titanic co-main event, Gabriel Gonzaga will try to keep his head attached when he trades blows with heavyweight bruiser Derrick Lewis. "Napao" holds a marked advantage in the grappling department, but it may not matter once the "Black Beast" starts dropping bombs.
Complete UFC Fight Night 86 weigh in results below:
FOX Sports 1 Main Event:
265 lbs.: Ben Rothwell (264) vs. Junior dos Santos (241)
FOX Sports 1 Co-Main Event:
265 lbs.: Gabriel Gonzaga (262) vs. Derrick Lewis (264)
FOX Sports 1 Main Card:
265 lbs.: Francis Ngannou (252) vs. Curtis Blaydes (261)
265 lbs.: Timothy Johnson (262) vs. Marcin Tybura (247)
205 lbs.: Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Igor Pokrajac (205)
115 lbs.: Maryna Moroz (115) vs. Cristina Stanciu (116)
FOX Sports 1 Prelims:
170 lbs.: Zak Cummings (170) vs. Nicolas Dalby (171)
155 lbs.: Damir Hadzovic (155) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (154)
135 lbs.: Ian Entwistle (135) vs. Alejandro Perez (135)
135 lbs.: Filip Pejic (136) vs. Damian Stasiak (134)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims:
145 lbs.: Lucas Martins (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)
265 lbs.: Cyril Asker (241) vs. Jared Cannonier (241)
185 lbs.: Alessio Di Chirico (185) vs. Bojan Velickovic (183)
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 86 fight card on fight day (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at noon ET, before the main card start time at 2 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
For much more on tomorrow's UFC Fight Night 86 event click here.