UFC Minneapolis: Francis N'Gannou defeats Junior dos Santos
UFC Minneapolis: Francis N'Gannou defeats Junior dos Santos | Pic: via Twitter/UFC

UFC Minneapolis presented the twelve-fight card at Target Center on July 30 (AEST). MMA event on ESPN was headlined by a heavyweight battle between Junior Dos Santos and Francis Ngannou. The contest ended in the first round in favor of the latter, who scored the win by TKO with punches.

The co-main event featured a flyweight encounter between Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez. The bout also ended prior to the final horn. Benavidez claimed the TKO win in Round 2.

Also on the main card Demian Maia took a majority decision against Anthony Rocco Martin at welterweight, and Vinc Pichel scored a unanimous decision against Roosevelt Roberts at lightweight. In addition, Drew Dober stopped Marco Polo Reyes in the first round also at lightweight, and Alonzo Menifield knocked out Paul Craig in Round 1 at light heavyweight.

Among the bouts on the preliminary card Ricardo Ramos came out victorious by a unanimous decision from his bantamweight bout against Journey Newson. As well, Eryk Anders stopped Vinicius Moreira in the first round of their light heavyweight matchup.

The complete fight results from UFC Minneapolis can be found below.

UFC on ESPN 3 results

Main card
Francis Ngannou def. Junior dos Santos by TKO (punches, R1 at 1:11)
Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga by TKO (head kick and punches, R2 at 4:47)
Demian Maia def. Anthony Rocco Martin by majority decision (29-28 x2, 28-28)
Vinc Pichel def. Roosevelt Roberts by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Drew Dober def. Marco Polo Reyes by TKO (punches, R1 at 1:07)
Alonzo Menifield def. Paul Craig by KO (punches, R1 at 3:19)

Preliminary card
Ricardo Ramos def. Journey Newson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Eryk Anders def. Vinicius Moreira by KO (punches, R1 at 1:18)
Jared Gordon def. Dan Moret by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Dalcha Lungiambula def. Dequan Townsend by TKO (punches and elbows, R3 at 0:42)
Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire by submission (rear-naked choke, R2 at 2:10)
Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini by TKO (punches, R1 at 3:38)