UFC Minneapolis fight card, start times & info
The UFC makes it’s third trip to Minneapolis tomorrow night with an intriguing card with veterans and young prospects alike. In the main event heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos collide in an explosive match up with title implications, as they are ranked at #2 and #3 in the division respectively and are coming off of impressive win streaks.
In the co-main event top ranked flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga meet in a rematch that may decide the next contender at flyweight. Benavidez won the first fight via knockout.
Additionally, streaking welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin gets his toughest test to date against two time title challenger Demian Maia, DWTNCS standout Roosevelt Roberts faces the hardened Vinc Pichel and the promising light heavyweight prospect Alonzo Menifield faces Scotland’s Paul Craig.
Full fight card and start times are found below.
MAIN CARD (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)
- Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou vs. Junior Dos Santos
- Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga
- Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
- Lightweight: Vinc Pichel vs. Roosevelt Roberts
- Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes
- Light heavyweight: Paul Craig vs. Alonzo Menifield
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 6 p.m. ET)
- Bantamweight: Journey Newson vs. Ricardo Ramos
- Lätt tungvikt: Eryk Anders vs. Vinicius Moreira
Featherweigtht: Jordan Griffin vs. Vince Murdock*
- Lightweight: Jared Gordon vs. Dan Moret
- Light heavyweight: Justin Ledet vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
- Women’s strawweight: Amanda Ribas vs. Emily Whitmire
- Heavyweight: Junior Albini vs. Maurice Greene
*Murdock not medically cleared to fight