UFC Minneapolis Francis N'Gannou faces Junior Dos Santos
UFC Heavyweights Francis N'Gannou and Junior Dos Santos faceoff at the official weigh-ins Pic Facebook

Heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos battle it out in the main event of UFC on ESPN 3 held at Target Center in Minneapolis on June 30 (AEST). At the official weigh-in ceremony conducted a day before the fight show Ngannou tipped the scales at 255.5. Dos Santos showed 249. The bout is scheduled for five rounds.

Flyweights Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez square off in the co-main event. Stepping on the scales the athletes showed 125.5 and 126, respectively. The encounter is scheduled for three rounds.

Also on the main card Demian Maia came in at 171 for his three-round welterweight encounter with Rocco Martin, who was 170.5. The contest follows a pair of lightweight matchups featuring Roosevelt Roberts (156) up against Vinc Pichel (155.5), and Drew Dober (156) face off Marco Polo Reyes (155). Alonzo Menifield and Paul Craig weighed-in at 204.5 and 204 (respectively) for their light heavyweight battle that kicks off the main card.

The six-fight main card follows the preliminary card also comprising six bouts. The latter lost a featherweight contest after Vince Murdock was required “further medical evaluation for competition”, which resulted in removal of his bout against Jordan Griffin.

“Murdock had stepped in for the injured Chas Skelly on short notice. The bout will not be replaced and Saturday’s card at Target Center in Minneapolis will proceed as scheduled with 12 bouts,” reads the statement.

The current UFC Minneapolis fight card and weigh-in results can be found below.

UFC on ESPN 3 fight card

Main card
Francis Ngannou (255.5) vs. Junior Dos Santos (249)
Jussier Formiga (125.5) vs. Joseph Benavidez (126)
Demian Maia (171) vs. Rocco Martin (170.5)
Roosevelt Roberts (156) vs. Vinc Pichel (155.5)
Drew Dober (156) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (155)
Alonzo Menifield (204.5) vs. Paul Craig (204)

Preliminary card
Ricardo Ramos (136) vs. Journey Newson (135.5)
Eryk Anders (205) vs. Vinicius Moreira (206)
Jared Gordon (155.5) vs. Dan Moret (155)
Dalcha Lungiambula (205) vs. Dequan Townsend (205)
Emily Whitmire (115) vs. Amanda Ribas (115)
Maurice Greene (256) vs. Junior Albini (266)