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UFC Minneapolis Results: Demian Maia defeats Anthony Rocco Martin

Chris Taylor - June 29, 2019

Submission ace Demian Maia returned to the octagon against Anthony Rocco Martin at tonight’s UFC Minneapolis event. The bout marked Maia’s 30th octagon appearance, joining Jim Miller, Jeremy Stephens and Donald Cerrone in the exclusive club. The Brazilian legend was last seen in action at February’s event in Fortaleza where he scored a submission victory over Lyman Good.

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UFC Minneapolis Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - June 29, 2019

A heavyweight showdown between dangerous knockout artists Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos headlines tonight’s UFC Minneapolis event. The twelve bout fight card, which takes place live from the Target Center, also features a key flyweight contest between perennial division contenders Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga.

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UFC Minneapolis | Pro fighters make their picks for Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos

Cole Shelton - June 27, 2019

The Octagon returns to Minnesota this Saturday for UFC Minneapolis. In the main event of the card, Francis Ngannou is taking on Junior dos Santos in a pivotal heavyweight clash. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the fight. In this case, a few believe Ngannou will be able to knock out dos Santos, while the rest think the Brazilian will use his wrestling and experience to win this fight.

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Junior dos Santos won't wait for title shot with win over Ngannou

Tom Taylor - June 27, 2019

This weekend, in the main event of UFC Minneapolis, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will step into the cage with fearsome puncher Francis Ngannou in a perceived number one contender fight. While dos Santos is determined to reclaim the heavyweight title, he says he does not intend to wait around if a title shot doesn’t materialize promptly after if he beats Ngannou.

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UFC Minneapolis | Eryk Anders expects to KO Vinicius Moreira to get back into win column

Cole Shelton - June 25, 2019

Eryk Anders did not expect to fight this soon. The 32-year-old is coming off of a brutal decision loss to Khalil Rountree at UFC 236 where he was knocked down several times. But, when the call came to step in on short notice to take on Vinicius Moreira at UFC Minneapolis, it was an easy decision for the former Alabama football star.

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Francis Ngannou, Junior dos Santos migrate to UFC Minneapolis card

Tom Taylor - May 21, 2019

The upcoming UFC Minneapolis card, scheduled for June 29, will now be topped by an Octagon-shaking heavyweight showdown between former title challenger Francis Ngannou and former champion Junior dos Santos. The card was originally expected to be headlined by a rematch between former welterweight champions Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley, but this plan was nixed when the former sustained a hand injury and was forced out of the matchup.

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Tyron Woodley explains why he pulled out of Robbie Lawler rematch

Cole Shelton - May 17, 2019

Earlier today it was reported that Tyron Woodley was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC Minneapolis main event fight against Robbie Lawler. The two were set to run it back following their first encounter at UFC 201. There, Woodley knocked out Lawler in the first round to become the new champion. “The Chosen One” was looking to get back on track after losing his belt to Kamaru Usman in his most recent octagon appearance  at UFC 235. But, a hand injury has forced Woodley to pull out of the fight and he explained why on Instagram live.


Tyron Woodley out of UFC Minneapolis rematch with Robbie Lawler

Tom Taylor - May 17, 2019

Disaster has struck the upcoming UFC Minneapolis card, as former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been forced out of his main event rematch with Robbie Lawler. The cause of his withdrawal is a hand injury, per ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto. BREAKING: Tyron Woodley has been forced to withdraw from his June 29 bout against Robbie Lawler due to injury, per sources. UFC looking for a replacement to keep Lawler on the card in Minneapolis. More info coming soon to @ESPN.

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Report | Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler agree to rematch as UFC Minneapolis headliner

Drake Riggs - March 27, 2019

Following UFC 235 and former UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler’s (18-3) somewhat controversial first-round submission loss to Ben Askren, the idea from UFC President Dana White was to run the fight back as soon as possible. Well, one of Lawler’s old fights will be ran back alright… But it won’t be that one. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has since reported that verbal agreements are in place for Lawler to rematch with Askren’s good friend and teammate, the man who dethroned Lawler, Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) at UFC Minneapolis on June 29.