A key heavyweight bout featuring former division champion Junior dos Santos taking on dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou headlined tonight’s UFC Minneapolis event.
Junior dos Santos (21-5 MMA) entered tonight’s contest on a three-fight winning streak, his latest being a second round TKO victory over Derrick Lewis at March’s UFC Wichita event.
Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou (13-3 MMA) was last seen in action at February’s UFC event in Phoenix, where he scored a 26-second knockout victory over former division kingpin Cain Velasquez. ‘The Predator’ entered tonight’s UFC Minneapolis headliner on a two-fight win streak, this after suffering back-to-back setbacks to Derrick Lewis and Stipe Miocic.
Round one of the UFC Minneapolis main event begins and Francis Ngannou starts things off with a heavy low kick. He lands another. ‘The Predator’ with a big right that glances off the head of ‘JDS’. That appeared to hurt the former champion. Ngannou presses forward and lands a massive punch. Junior dos Santos crumbles to the floor and this one is all over! WOW!
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— UFC (@ufc) June 30, 2019
Official UFC Minneapolis Result: Francis Ngannou def. Junior dos Santos via KO in Round 1
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com June 29, 2019