SBN MMA POST-FIGHT SHOW: UFC on ESPN 3 'Ngannou vs dos Santos' Results, Reactions & Bonuses
By Bloody Elbow Presents
On this episode of the show, Flyin’ Brian J and his guest, Eddie Mercado from Bloody Elbow's 6th Round Podcast, discuss the nights' violence and nonsensical post-fight antics. This post-fight show is aimed at recapping all of the action from this event with the live viewer serving as the co-host. We go over post-fight ratings, talk about technique, discuss WTF moments from the card, and give out pretend bonuses. The UFC showcased two of the most prolific heavyweight knockout artists in the history of MMA in the octagon as the main event of the promotion’s third main card effort on ESPN. Francis ‘The Predator’ N’Gannou had barely accumulated more than one minute of cage time in his previous 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 was little doubt that when they went toe-to-toe as the headlining attraction at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota that one man might be taking a short canvas nap. Here’s all the UFC on ESPN 3 RESULTS & new records: 265 - Francis Ngannou (14-3) DEF. Junior dos Santos (21-6) - KO/TKO-Hooks, 1:11 R1/5 125 - Joseph Benavidez (28-5) DEF. Jussier Formiga (23-6), KO/TKO-Punches, 4:47 R2/3 170 - Demian Maia (27-9) DEF. Anthony Rocco Martin (16-5), DEC-Unanimous 155 - Vinc Pichel (12-2) DEF. Roosevelt Roberts (8-1), DEC-Unanimous 155 - Drew Dober (21-9) DEF. Marco Polo Reyes (8-7), KO/TKO-Left Cross, 1:07 R1/3 205 - Alonzo Menifield (9-0) DEF. Paul Craig (11-4) - KO/TKO-Punches, 3:19 R1/3 POTN: Francis Ngannou, Joe Benavidez, Alonzo Menifield, Eryk Anders, $50K each FOTN: None Tonight Attendance: 10,123 Gate: $952,204.77 USD PRELIMS | 5PM CST 135 - Ricardo Ramos (13-2) DEF. Journey Newson (-9-2) - DEC-Unanimous 205 - Eryk Anders (12-4) DEF. Vinicius Moreira (9-3) - KO/TKO-Punches, 1:18 R1/3 155 - Jared Gordon (15-3) DEF. Dan Moret (13-6) - DEC-Unanimous 205 - Dalcha Lungiambula (10-1) DEF. Dequan Townsend (21-9) - KO/TKO-Left Cross to G & P, 0:42 R3/3, 10:42 Total 115 - Amanda Ribas (7-1) DEF. Emily Whitmire (4-3) - SUB-Rear Naked Choke, 2:10 R2/3 7:10 Total 265 - Maurice Greene (8-2) DEF. Júnior Albini (14-6) - KO/TKO-Punches, 3:38 R1/3 Keep visiting Bloody Elbow & check out our sister site MMA Mania, who helped make this show available, for more MMA variety. Check out our dual channel, SBN MMA, on YouTube for content from both BE & Mania. Follow ‘FBJ’, @FlyinBrianJ, ‘FBS’ on Facebook: ‘Flyin Brian Show’. Follow MMA Mania on Instagram and Bloody Elbow on Instagram & Facebook. If you enjoyed our show, give us a shout out in the comments here or give us a "heart" here on SoundCloud, or give us a “like”, share & subscribe over on one of our other BE Presents Channels where you can find this show, as well as our SBN MMA Live Results Stream: facebook, YouTube, iTunes & Apple TV, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, blubrry, TuneIn, OverCast, or Player FM – whichever one happens to be your listening platform of choice. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.