Francis Ngannou returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC on ESPN 3 to face Junior dos Santos. The event took place on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ngannou vs. Dos Santos featured 12 bouts, some were more exciting to watch than others.
UFC on ESPN 3 was headlined by a battle between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos, with Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Ricardo Ramos went to battle against Journey Newson. Let’s find out who won at the UFC on ESPN 3. View the full results for ‘Ngannou vs. Dos Santos’-led fight card below.
UFC on ESPN 3: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos
|June 29, 2019|
|Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos|
|Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga|
UFC on ESPN 3 was live 1,555 days days ago and was the 490th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC on ESPN 3
Below is the 12-fight order and UFC on ESPN 3 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Francis Ngannou defeated Junior dos Santos via TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 1:11)
- Joseph Benavidez defeated Jussier Formiga by TKO (Head Kick and Punches) (Round 2 / 4:47)
- Demian Maia defeated Anthony Rocco Martin by Decision (Majority) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Vinc Pichel defeated Roosevelt Roberts by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Drew Dober defeated Marco Polo Reyes by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 1:07)
- Alonzo Menifield defeated Paul Craig by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 3:19)
- Ricardo Ramos defeated Journey Newson by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Eryk Anders defeated Vinicius Moreira Castro by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 1:18)
- Jared Gordon defeated Dan Moret by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Dalcha Lungiambula defeated Dequan Townsend by TKO (Punches and Elbows) (Round 3 / 0:42)
- Amanda Ribas defeated Emily Whitmire by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 2 / 2:10)
- Maurice Greene defeated Junior Albini by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 3:38)
UFC on ESPN 3 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event.
Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini
The UFC on ESPN 3 kicked off with Maurice Greene taking on Junior Albini. Maurice Greene defeated Junior Albini in Round 1 at 3:38 by TKO (Punches).
Amanda Ribas vs. Emily Whitmire
The second fight at UFC on ESPN 3 was Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas. Amanda Ribas won in Round 2 at 2:10 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Dequan Townsend
The following bout was between Dequan Townsend and Dalcha Lungiambula. Dalcha Lungiambula beat Dequan Townsend by TKO (Punches and Elbows) in Round 3 at 0:42.
Jared Gordon vs. Dan Moret
In the fourth bout, Jared Gordon defeated Dan Moret by Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3.
Eryk Anders vs. Vinicius Moreira Castro
The fifth bout ended at 1:18 of Round 1 with Eryk Anders defeating Vinicius Moreira Castro by KO (Punches).
Ricardo Ramos vs. Journey Newson
In sixth fight of the night, Journey Newson lost to Ricardo Ramos at 5:00 of Round 3.
Alonzo Menifield vs. Paul Craig
Alonzo Menifield got the better of Paul Craig and won by KO (Punches) in Round 1 at 3:19.
Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes
The eight bout was between Marco Polo Reyes and Drew Dober. Drew Dober beat Marco Polo Reyes by TKO (Punches) at 1:07 of Round 1.
Vinc Pichel vs. Roosevelt Roberts
The ninth fight at UFC on ESPN 3 was Roosevelt Roberts vs. Vinc Pichel. Vinc Pichel won in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
In the tenth bout, Demian Maia battled Anthony Rocco Martin and took the win by Decision (Majority) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga
In the co-main event Joseph Benavidez defeated Jussier Formiga via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) at 4:47 of Round 2; Jason Herzog was the third man in the cage.
Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos
In the main event, referee Herb Dean called an end to the bout at 1:11 of Round 1. Francis Ngannou defeated Junior dos Santos by TKO (Punches).