Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos squared off with dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou in tonight’s UFC Minneapolis main event.
Junior dos Santos (21-6 MMA) entered tonight’s event headliner on a three fight win streak, his latest being a second round TKO victory over Derrick Lewis. Prior to that, ‘JDS’ had picked up wins over Blagoy Ivanov and Tai Tuivasa respectively.
As for ‘The Predator’, Francis Ngannou (14-3 MMA) was coming off a 26-second knockout victory over former champ Cain Velasquez at UFC Phoenix in February.
As many anticipated, tonight’s UFC Minneapolis main event did not last long. After landing a pair of hard low kicks, Ngannou was able to catch Ngannou with a right hand that had the former champion in trouble. From there, ‘The Predator’ would press forward and proceed to landing a looping punch that sent the Brazilian crashing to the canvas.
The stunning victory served as the third in a row for Francis Ngannou, and had many fans calling for a title shot against the winner of August’s highly anticipated Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic rematch.
Check out how the pros reacted to Francis Ngannou knocking out Junior dos Santos below:
@francis_ngannou Bulldozer 😎
— Alexey Oleynik (@oleynikufc) June 30, 2019
I’m definitely trying to punch everyone like @francis_ngannou
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) June 30, 2019
I think this is the biggest/leanest NGannau has ever looked! #UFCMinneaopolis
— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) June 30, 2019
Francis Ngannou's hits hard af! #UFCMinneapolis
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 30, 2019
OH. MY. WORD!!!!
It should be illegal for someone to have that much power!! 😳😳 #UFCMinneaopolis
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 30, 2019
— BJ Penn (@bjpenndotcom) June 30, 2019
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com June 29, 2019