Francis Ngannou smashed his way to victory over Junior dos Santos.
The two fighters met in a heavyweight bout at the UFC Minneapolis event on ESPN from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a quick fight. Ngannou stunned him with an overhand left then followed up with a right hook that dropped Santos. Ngannou followed up with strikes on the ground for the win.
Peep the highlights of the fight courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account:
The title contender was slated to fight former UFC heavyweight champion at the upcoming UFC 239 pay-per-view event but the promotion decided to move this fight to this card as they needed a solid main event.
It turns out that these two fighters do have some history as their original fight was scrapped. JDS was flagged for a potential USADA anti-doping violation in August 2017 and was forced out of his scheduled UFC 215 barnburner against the hard-hitting contender.
This fight was booked once the former champion picked up a second-round TKO over Derrick Lewis in the headliner of UFC on ESPN+ 4. After the fight, he called out Ngannou for a fight, which was granted.
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