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UFC on ESPN 3 ‘Ngannou vs dos Santos’ live stream

A ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC Minneapolis main card.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is putting two of the most prolific Heavyweight knockout artists in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA) in the Octagon as the main event of the promotion’s third main card effort on ESPN. Francis “The Predator” Ngannou has barely accumulated more than one minute of cage time in his last two fights, knocking out Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes in back-to-back contests. Junior ‘Cigano’ dos Santos has been known for his finishing ability for almost a decade, but most recently put away Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis, consecutively. There is very little doubt that when they go toe-to-toe as the headlining attraction inside Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., that one man will be taking a short canvas nap.

While it is highly likely that the final fight of the evening will deliver a sensational amount of violence, the rest of the card isn’t the best that the world’s premier MMA promotion has ever offered up. For that reason, we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t feel like dedicating your Saturday to this event. Instead, perhaps, you’d like to listen to the main card on the radio whilst hanging out with your friends or family.

An official UFC radio broadcast doesn’t exist, but Brian’s got your back. Throughout the main card portion of the event, in the video player above, he’ll do his best to keep you informed on the moment-to-moment action that you might otherwise miss.

Meanwhile, June will moderate your live chat, laying down the “ban hammer” on those pesky spammers and link beggars, as well as offering support to Brian throughout the show with factoids, bonus updates and adding results in full detail, to the chat and description, as well as right here in this post as the main event unfolds.

Here’s UFC on ESPN 3’s main card (this will be updated with LIVE RESULTS & new records throughout the main event):

265 lbs.: Francis Ngannou (14-3) DEF. Junior dos Santos (21-6) - KO/TKO-Hooks, 1:11 R1/5
125 lbs: Joseph Benavidez (28-5) DEF. Jussier Formiga (23-6), KO/TKO-Punches, 4:47 R2/3
170 lbs.: Demian Maia (27-9) DEF. Anthony Rocco Martin (16-5), DEC-Unanimous
155 lbs.: Vinc Pichel (12-2) DEF. Roosevelt Roberts (8-1), DEC-Unanimous
155 lbs.: Drew Dober (21-9) DEF. Marco Polo Reyes (8-7), KO/TKO-Left Cross, 1:07 R1/3
205 lbs.: Alonzo Menifield (9-0) DEF. Paul Craig (11-4) - KO/TKO-Punches, 3:19 R1/3

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN 3 fight card this weekend right HERE, starting with the ESPN “Prelim” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 6PM ET before the main card start time at 9PM ET on ESPN.

For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, RIGHT HERE TONIGHT AFTER THE FIGHTS:

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