Ngannou Destroys JDS In 71 Seconds

It didn’t take long for Francis Ngannou to stake his claim as to why he deserves another shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship, scoring a big win over Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC Minneapolis.

Ngannou threw leg kicks to open up this fight, but the former UFC heavyweight champion landed one of his own that stumbled Ngannou some. JDS avoided a shot to the head from Ngannou and kept himself at a distance with leg kicks. But eventually, Ngannou caught dos Santos and floored him with a flurry until referee Herb Dean waved off the bout.

In the co-main event of the evening, Joseph Benavidez put himself in potential contention for his own UFC title shot, as he earned a second-round TKO win over Jussier Formiga in a fight that featured lots of fast-paced action, a lot of scrambling on the ground and plenty of kicks.

UFC Minneapolis Main Card Results:
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou def. Junior dos Santos via KO (Rd. 1, 1:11)
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO (Rd. 2, 4:47)
Welterweight: Demian Maia def. Rocco Martin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Vinc Pichel def. Roosevelt Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Marco Polo Reyes via KO (Rd. 1, 1:07)
Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield def. Paul Craig via KO (Rd. 1, 3:19)

UFC Minneapolis Preliminary Card Results:
Bantamweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Journey Newson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Eryk Anders def. Vinicius Moreira via KO (Rd. 1, 1:18)
Lightweight: Jared Gordon def. Dan Moret via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight: Dalcha Lungiambula def. Dequan Townsend via TKO (Rd. 3, 0:42)
Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire via submission (rear-naked choke) (Rd. 2, 2:10)
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini via TKO (Rd. 1, 3:38)

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