UFC Minneapolis Results: Ngannou Runs Over Dos Santos

In the main event of UFC Minneapolis, Francis Ngannou defeated former champion Junior dos Santos in just 71 seconds! “The Predator” once again showed just why he may be the scariest fighter in the UFC, as he took just over a minute to put JDS’s lights out. After the victory, Ngannou also called out Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, and said that the only thing left for him to do was to go after the title again.

“I feel very good. I am very happy now and then I hope the UFC is going to realize that I deserve the title shot right now,” Ngannou said after the fight (transcript via CBS Sports). “I deserve the winner of DC [Daniel Cormier] and Stipe [Miocic].”

“Junior moves a lot so the goal was to throw him off and strike,” Ngannou said. “Of course, it gives me some confidence but before that I was already confident because Junior is a striker and a boxer but I believe I am the best boxer in UFC.

“The only thing left now is the winner of Stipe and DC. I want a title shot back. I need some respect now and I deserve it.”

UFC Minneapolis Results

Main Card:

Francis Ngannou def. Junior dos Santos via first-round TKO (punches)
Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga via second-round TKO (punches)
Demian Maia def. Anthony Rocco Martin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Vinc Pichel def. Roosevelt Roberts unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Marco Polo Reyes via first-round TKO (punches)
Alonzo Menifield def. Paul Craig via first-round TKO (punches)

Preliminary Card:

Ricardo Ramos def. Journey Newson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Eryk Anders def. Vinicius Moreira via KO (punches) at 1:18 of Round 1
Jared Gordon def. Dan Moret via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Dalcha Lungiambula def. Dequan Townsend via TKO (punches and elbows) at 0:42 of Round 3
Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:10 of Round 2
Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini via TKO (punches) at 3:38 of Round 1

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