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12.31.2018 | 12:02 AM ET

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UFC on ESPN 3
  • Saturday 06.29.2019 at 06:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN
  • Name: UFC on ESPN 3: N'Gannou vs. Dos Santos
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Minneapolis
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Target Center
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Paul Felder, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $952,204
  • Attendance: 10,123
  • TV Ratings: 1.09M avg. viewers (1.25M peak, 553k ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Francis N'Gannou   defeats   Junior dos Santos   via KO/TKO, Hooks   1:11 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Joseph Benavidez   defeats   Jussier Formiga   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:47 Round 2 of 3, 9:47 Total Bout Page
Demian Maia   defeats   Anthony Rocco Martin   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Vinc Pichel   defeats   Roosevelt Roberts   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Drew Dober   defeats   Polo Reyes   via KO/TKO, Left Cross   1:07 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Alonzo Menifield   defeats   Paul Craig   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Ricardo Ramos   defeats   Journey Newson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Eryk Anders   defeats   Vinicius Moreira   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:18 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jared Gordon   defeats   Dan Moret   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Dalcha Lungiambula   defeats   Dequan Townsend   via KO/TKO, Left Cross to Ground and Pound   0:42 Round 3 of 3, 10:42 Total Bout Page
Amanda Ribas   defeats   Emily Whitmire   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:10 Round 2 of 3, 7:10 Total Bout Page
Maurice Greene   defeats   Júnior Albini   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:38 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

Responses

Ufc ultimate fighting championship logo square
2019.03.25 12:34 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, June 29 at 9:00pm ET to Saturday, June 29 at 5:30pm ET
Ufc ultimate fighting championship logo square
2019.03.25 12:34 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, June 29 at 5:30pm ET
Tyron woodley hs
2019.03.28 1:02 AM ET

bout announced

Tyron Woodley vs. Robbie Lawler II at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Robbie lawler hs
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2019.04.07 5:47 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, June 29 at 5:30pm ET to Saturday, June 29 at 9:00pm ET
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2019.04.07 5:47 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, June 29 at 5:00pm ET
Vinicius moreira hs
2019.04.10 7:20 PM ET

bout announced

Vinicius Moreira vs. Roman Dolidze at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Roman dolidze
Jussier formiga hs
2019.04.10 7:22 PM ET

bout announced

Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez II at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Benavidez joseph wec37 3
Maurice greene
2019.04.10 7:23 PM ET

bout announced

Maurice Greene vs. Júnior Albini at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Ju%cc%81nior albini
Dober drew sf12 1
2019.04.10 7:24 PM ET

bout announced

Drew Dober vs. Polo Reyes at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Polo reyes
Untitled
2019.04.12 8:59 PM ET

bout announced

Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Jordan griffin hs
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04.12.2019 | 9:00 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1517th

Skelly vs. Griffin
Chas Skelly, SUB, R3
tough loss for someone here

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Demian maia hs
2019.04.25 6:08 PM ET

bout announced

Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Anthony rocco martin
Paul craig hs
2019.04.26 8:52 AM ET

bout announced

Paul Craig vs. Alonzo Menifield at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Alonzo menifield hs
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04.28.2019 | 10:57 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1573rd

Craig vs. Menifield
Paul Craig, TKO, R2
Neither one has ever gone to a decision - win or lose - pro or amateur

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04.29.2019 | 1:20 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 1408th

Shaping up to be a good card.

Not sure whose wife Dober  felt up at the christmas party to get given Reyes, but anyway...

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2019.04.30 4:00 PM ET

bout announced

Justin Ledet vs. Dalcha Lungiambula at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Dalcha lungiambula hs
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05.01.2019 | 2:16 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 2007th

  Ledet vs. Dalcha

I think Ledet gets back on track here. to tall for the 5 10" Dalcha. Will be a tough debut for Dalcha.



Emily whitmire hs
2019.05.03 3:27 PM ET

bout announced

Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Amanda ribas
Vinicius moreira hs
2019.05.06 11:20 PM ET

bout status update

Moreira vs. Dolidze Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Roman dolidze
Vinicius moreira hs
2019.05.06 11:20 PM ET

bout announced

Vinicius Moreira vs. Eryk Anders at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Eryk anders
Sergio pettis hs
2019.05.08 1:27 PM ET

bout announced

Sergio Pettis vs. Ricardo Ramos at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Ricardo ramos
Jared gordon hs
2019.05.08 4:37 PM ET

bout announced

Jared Gordon vs. Dan Moret at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Danmoret tapology
Vinc pichel hs
2019.05.11 10:59 PM ET

bout announced

Vinc Pichel vs. Roosevelt Roberts at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Roosevelt roberts
Tyron woodley hs
2019.05.17 10:54 AM ET

bout status update

Woodley vs. Lawler II Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Robbie lawler hs
FergboyMMA
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05.17.2019 | 1:28 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1991st

Formiga vs. Benavidez II
Jussier Formiga, DEC
Formiga will use his boring style to jab out Joe in the first couple rounds, then take him down and lay on him. If this is a 5 rounder, it will be a slow, boring decision.

Maia vs. Martin
Demian Maia, SUB, R1
I think Maia will destroy Martin with a quick submission. Martin will come out with heavy leg kicks, but Maia has more experience. He will climb on Martin’s back, and sink in a quick, quick RNC. It will be an action packed fight, and I’m excited. I am most hype for this fight.

Craig vs. Menifield
Paul Craig, SUB, R2
I think Craig will go in there, and score some kicks and punches, get in a striking battle, then get an armbar.

Pettis vs. Ramos
Sergio Pettis, SUB, R2
I think Pettis will score a fun submission in round 2, RNC. I will be a good fight.

Moreira vs. Anders
Eryk Anders, TKO, R3
I think Eryk will be losing big time in the fight, but score a big comeback win in the final round.

Greene vs. Albini
Maurice Greene, DEC
I think Greene will crank a boring, jab heavy decision. It will not be that fun of a fight, but it will be a boring fight. 29-28 Greene.

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05.17.2019 | 1:33 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 1324th

Holy **** woodley's got a thumb again. ******* guy is injured constantly.  Or is this a trick to get askren to rematch Lawler. Who steps in? I know it won't happen but I'd love to c till vs Lawler.

* Edited at 05.17.2019, 1:35 PM ET *

MassaBruce
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05.17.2019 | 1:55 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1021st

Woodley is done. Hasn't cared about fighting since he beat Maia 

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05.20.2019 | 7:55 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 1324th

Yeah no **** eh big ****** idiot is gonna be a rapper now. Lol....
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05.20.2019 | 7:59 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 1408th

Good riddance.

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Dark on light 67x67
2019.05.21 1:43 PM ET

bout announced

Junior Dos Santos vs. Francis N'Gannou at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Francis n'gannou
Junior dos santos
2019.05.21 1:44 PM ET

bout announced

Junior dos Santos vs. Francis N'Gannou at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Francis n'gannou
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05.23.2019 | 9:22 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 1964th

I think the main event is going to very interesting.  JDS has some very good boxing in the division, but he has to be careful not to eat a shot on the chin.  The tactic that Stipe used is probably the best way to defeat the predator, but getting that close to the big man is a very dangerous proposition.
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05.23.2019 | 4:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 755th

dos Santos vs. N'Gannou
Francis N'Gannou, TKO, R1
NGANNOU GONNA NGANNOU !!!

Formiga vs. Benavidez II
Joseph Benavidez, DEC
Benavidez is slowing down a bit, but he's still better than a Formiga.

Maia vs. Martin
Demian Maia, SUB, R2
Martin's new back pack.

Pichel vs. Roberts
Roosevelt Roberts, DEC
Roosevelt Roberts is such an old school name.

Craig vs. Menifield
Paul Craig, SUB, R3
Menifield will win two rounds and a half before getting caught in a desperate submission by a bloody Braveheart Craig.

JohnVolcan
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05.23.2019 | 4:16 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 755th

Pettis vs. Ramos
Ricardo Ramos, DEC
Sergio Pettis isn't a Pettis anymore. Ramos by whatever.

Moreira vs. Anders
Vinicius Moreira
Anders is tough. That's about it.

Gordon vs. Moret
Jared Gordon, DEC
This could be fun.

Greene vs. Albini
Maurice Greene, DEC
This is a bad baby.

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06.02.2019 | 1:26 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 2111th

dos Santos vs. N'Gannou
Francis N'Gannou
My brain says, Santos is the past. The predator will win. Why? Because JDS cannot beat him. He will never beat him.

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2019.06.06 10:06 AM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, June 29 at 9:00pm ET to Saturday, June 29 at 6:00pm ET
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2019.06.06 10:06 AM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, June 29 at 6:00pm ET
Untitled
2019.06.10 7:25 PM ET

bout status update

Skelly vs. Griffin Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Jordan griffin hs
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06.14.2019 | 12:29 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 630 Points   |   Tied for 647th

i cant believe ngannou is -255. thats not showing much respect to jds. gotta think it will tighten up closer to fight time. 2  guys on here i said i would never pick again, anders and albini. but damn they are fighting cans looks like. might have to rethink that promise. lol

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Sergio pettis hs
2019.06.15 10:10 AM ET

bout status update

Pettis vs. Ramos Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Ricardo ramos
Ricardo ramos
2019.06.17 10:27 PM ET

bout announced

Ricardo Ramos vs. Journey Newson at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Journey newson hs
Jordan griffin hs
2019.06.17 10:30 PM ET

bout announced

Jordan Griffin vs. Vince Murdock at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Vince murdock hs
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06.23.2019 | 5:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 630 Points   |   Tied for 632nd

dos Santos vs. N'Gannou
Francis N'Gannou, TKO, R1
Has to be, juniors chin isn’t surviving this one

Formiga vs. Benavidez II
Joseph Benavidez, DEC
Really can’t be bothered with this fight

Maia vs. Martin
Demian Maia, SUB, R1
Has to be really, he’s submitted much better fighters than ‘rocco’

Pichel vs. Roberts
Vinc Pichel, DEC
Pichel isnt ‘that’ bad

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06.24.2019 | 6:12 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 2050th

dos Santos vs. N'Gannou
Francis N'Gannou, TKO, R2
punch knockout

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2019.06.24 9:37 PM ET

bout status update

Ledet vs. Lungiambula Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Dalcha lungiambula hs
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06.25.2019 | 10:47 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 424th

dos Santos vs. N'Gannou
Francis N'Gannou, TKO, R1
I think JDS's best days are behind him.

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06.25.2019 | 1:44 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 2125th

Jds easiest pick on the board. Gl peeps
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06.25.2019 | 7:07 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 1408th

Ngannou vs JDS

Ngannou, KO R1.

I've enjoyed the JDS resurgence as much as anybody, but the buck stops here. I will not pick anyone in a striking match against Ngannou. He has the touch of death. Expect to see JDS ended in horrific fashion in this one, early.

Maia vs Rocco

Maia, sub r2.

Maia could drop this, but he did look phenomenal in his last outing and I was very confident he'd drop that one. Rocco is a good step up, but I have to think Maia will find his back at some stage, and from there it's a wrap. I think Rocco's confidence in his own BJJ will lull him into a false sense of security. Rocco may just outpoint him from th outside, however. You'll know how this one is gonna go within the first 50 seconds of the first round.


Albini vs Greene

Albini, KO/TKO R2.

I get that Albini has been lackulustre in the UFC, but he's fought good guys. Greene is just ordinary all around really. The baby is probably going to punch his lights out here for a much needed win.

Craig vs Menfield

Craig, sub r1

Not impressed with Menfield, especially his willingness or inability to reverse clinch positions, and his largely poor cardio. Craig isn't going to take the belt but he's solid enough, and has been proven to grit out sneaky subs from behind. Menfield doesn't bring anything he hasn't seen before a hundred times. 

Dober vs Reyes

Dober, KO/TKO R1.

This is a bit of a coin toss. Essentially this one will come down to who lands big first. Both guys have heavy hands and like to slug it out in the pocket. I think Dober has the better chin, Reyes has the better footwork and hands. Should be a barnburner while it lasts. I'll take Dober to get it done.

Moriera vs Anders

Anders is a ******* spastic, and I hate him. Let's just get that out of the way. He is literally the stupidest fighter I have ever seen. That said, he's fighting an utter can here, and even a low-IQ 25 karat deer in the headlights ****gibbon like Anders should be able to win one way or another against a guy as bad as Moriera. If he drops this one, he needs to be cut. End of.



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06.25.2019 | 9:30 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 680 Points   |   Tied for 309th

Remember what N'Gannou did to velasquez? The same thing is coming...

 The time when Cain, JDS, Werdum and Overeem were the top guy is over since Miocic put Werdum to sleep.

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