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.
The former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (21-5 MMA), will enter the UFC Minneapolis main event sporting a three fight win streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Derrick Lewis this past March in Wichita.
Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou last saw action this past February, where he scored a 26-second knockout victory over former division kingpin Cain Velasquez. ‘The Predator’ will enter tonight’s headliner sporting a professional record of 13-3 MMA.
UFC Minneapolis Main Card (9pm est on ESPN):
Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos
Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga
Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
Roosevelt Robert vs. Vic Pinchel
Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes
Paul Craig vs. Alonzo Menifield
UFC Minneapolis Prelims (7pm est on ESPN):
Journey Newson vs. Ricardo Ramos
Eryk Anders vs. Vinicius Castro
Jared Gordon vs. Dan Moret
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Dequan Townsend
Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas
Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini – Greene def. Albini via TKO (punches) at 3:38 of Round 1
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com June 29, 2019