On Saturday night the UFC will bring a critical heavyweight fight to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In the main event, former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will face former title-challenger Francis Ngannou.
Dos Santos is riding three-fight winning streak, with victories over Derrick Lewis, Tai Tuivasa and Blagoy Ivanov.
Ngannou is riding his own two-fight winning streak, sporting wins over Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes.
The co-main event will feature a men’s flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez.
The card will air on ESPN. ESPN is generally available through cable subscriptions, but can also be found on a variety of streaming services.
The prelim portion of the card will get underway at 6 pm ET, with the main card airing at 9 pm ET.
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini TKO at 3:38 of round 1
Strawweight: Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire via submission, at 2:10 of round 2
Light heavyweight:Dalcha Lungiambula def. DeQuan Townsend via TKO at :42 of round 3
Lightweight: Jared Gordon def. Dan Moret via unanimous decision (30-27 2x, 29-28)
Light heavyweight: Eryk Anders def. Vinicius Moreira via KO at 1:18 of round 1
Men’s bantamweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Journey Newson via unanimous decision (30-27 3x)
Light heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield def. Paul Craig via KO at 3:19 of round 1
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Marco Polo Reyes via KO at 1:07 of round 1
Lightweight: Vinc Pichel def. Roosevelt Roberts vis unanimous decision (29-283x)
Welterweight: Demian Maia def. Anthony Rocco Martin via unanimous decision (29-28 3x)
Men’s flyweight: Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO at 4:47 of round 2
Heavyweight:Francis Ngannou def. Junior dos Santos via TKO at 1:11 of round 1
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