Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos faced each other in a Heavyweight clash earlier today (Saturday, June 29, 2019) inside the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., only on ESPN.
Ngannou crushed the lead leg twice to open the fight. Dos Santos then returned the favor with his own hard low kick. Big right hand glanced off dos Santos and may have wobbled him. The two traded hard low kicks once again. Dos Santos stepped in behind his first real power punch of the night, but Ngannou pulled back and landed a pair of glancing counter punches. As dos Santos pulled away, he turned his back to to Ngannou, which allowed the Cameroonian athlete to blast his foe with a left hook from the blind angle.
Dos Santos crumpled to the heap, and Ngannou scored another quick knockout win. “The Predator” remains a terrifying force at Heavyweight, able to end the fight instantly with just a single blow.
Result: Francis Ngannou defeats Junior dos Santos via first-round knockout
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