UFC Fight Night Minneapolis Results: Francis Ngannou vs. JDS Headlines, Plus Formiga vs. Benavidez II

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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN)

#2 Francis Ngannou def. #3 Junior Dos Santos by TKO via strikes (1:11, R1)

#2 Joseph Benavidez def. #1 Jussier Formiga by TKO via strikes (4:47, R2)

#12 Demian Maia def. Anthony Rocco Martin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Vinc Pichel def. Roosevelt Roberts by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Drew Dober def. Marco Polo Reyes by KO via strikes (1:07, R1)

Alonzo Menifeld def. Paul Craig by KO via strikes (3:19, R1)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., ESPN)

Ricardo Ramos def. Journey Newson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Eryk Anders def. Vinicius Moreira by KO via strikes (1:18, R1)

Jared Gordon def. Dan Moret by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Dalcha Lungiambula def. Dequan Townsend by TKO via strikes (0:42, R3)

Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire by submission via rear naked choke (2:10, R2)

Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini by TKO via strikes (3:38, R1)


Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini

Round One: The round begins with Albini and Greene exchanging some leg kicks, Greene stuns a swinging Albini with a counter right hook. Albini comes forward and he swings away against Greene, Albini stuns Albini with a left hook to the midsection. Albini continues attacking the midsection of Greene with strikes, Greene hits Albini with a few kicks to the midsection. Greene rocks Albini with a right before dropping him with the next blow, Greene gets side control on a downed Albini. Albini scrambles to his feet and Greene attacks him with a combination, Albini fires back and he nails Greene with a combination. Greene drops Albini with a three punch combination followed by an overhand right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini by TKO via strikes (3:38, R1)

Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas

Round One: The round begins with Whitmire attacking Ribas with a high kick, Ribas comes forward and she hits Whitmire with a punching combination. Ribas scores a takedown and Whitmire gets right back up, Ribas drags Whitmire back to the ground and gets back control as Whitmire stands up. Ribas peppers Whitmire with strikes while staying on her back, Whitmire falls to the ground and Ribas stays in back control. Whitmire spins at the right time to get top position against Ribas, Whitmire attacks Ribas with some ground and pound. Whitmire keeps top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ribas

Round Two: The round begins with Whitmire taking a few swings at Ribas, Ribas backs Whitmire into the cage wall while landing a three punch combination. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes, Ribas drags Whitmire to the ground and she gets back control. Ribas attacks Whitmire with ground and pound while briefly gaining full mount, Ribas regains back control and she locks in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire by submission via rear naked choke (2:10, R2)

Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Dequan Townsend

Round One: The round begins with Townsend popping Lungiambula with some jabs, Townsend also starts attacking Lungiambula with leg kicks. Lungiambula charges at Townsend while swinging wildly at him, Lungiambula backs up Townsend with a two punch combination. Lungiambula grabs Townsend and he gets him up against the cage wall, Lungiambula goes for the takedown and Townsend gets right back up. The fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes, Lungiambula scores a takedown on Townsend and he gets the half guard. Townsend gets up and Lungiambula slams him right back to the ground, Lungiambula attacks Townsend with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lungiambula

Round Two: The round begins with Townsend attacking Lungiambula with an overhand right, Lungiambula scores a takedown on Townsend and he gets the half guard. Lungiambula starts attacking Townsend with some ground and pound, Townsend gets back up and Lungiambula drags him back to the ground. Lungiambula goes back to attacking Townsend with ground and pound, Townsend eventually gets Lungiambula into his full guard. Lungiambula attacks Townsend with more ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes the fighters having a striking exchange until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lungiambula (Overall Score: 20-18 for Lungiambula)

Round Three: The round begins with Lungiambula attacking Townsend with some leg kicks, Lungiambula drops Townsend with a punching combination and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dalcha Lungiambula def. Dequan Townsend by TKO via strikes (0:42, R3)

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