The UFC made its return to Minnesota on Saturday after virtually seven years away with UFC on ESPN three, which took space at Goal Heart in Minneapolis with a card that aired fully on ESPN.
Francis Ngannou (14-three MMA, 9-2 UFC) proved himself because the unusual top heavyweight contender in the most foremost tournament when he stopped former UFC champ Junior Dos Santos (21-6 MMA, 15-5 UFC) by TKO suited 71 seconds into their excessive-stakes matchup.
Ngannou wasn’t the handiest fighter to fabricate a worthy spend on the cardboard, despite the truth that. For more on the numbers, test below for forty five publish-tournament info to come out of UFC on ESPN three.
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The UFC Promotional Pointers Compliance payout for the tournament totaled $162,500.
Debuting opponents went 2-2 on the tournament.
UFC on ESPN three drew an launched attendance of 10,123 for a are living gate of $952,204.Seventy seven.
Making a guess favorites went 10-2 on the cardboard.
Making a guess favorites improved to eight-12 in UFC headliners this 365 days.
Total fight time for the 12-bout card was as soon as 1:38:12.
Ngannou’s three-fight UFC winning trot in heavyweight opponents is tied for the second longest active trot in the division in the help of Daniel Cormier (four).
Ngannou has earned all 14 of his profession victories by stoppage.
Ngannou has earned his previous three victories by knockout in a blended 2:22 of cage time.
Ngannou’s nine stoppage victories since 2015 in UFC opponents are second most in the company in the help of Thiago Santos (10).
Ngannou’s nine stoppage victories since 2015 in UFC heavyweight opponents are most in the division.
Dos Santos has suffered five of his six profession losses by stoppage.
Dos Santos has landed 1,068 critical strikes in UFC heavyweight opponents, the most in divisional historic previous.
Benavidez’s (28-5 MMA, 15-three UFC) thirteen victories in UFC flyweight opponents are tied with Demetrious Johnson for most in divisional historic previous.
Benavidez’s six stoppage victories in UFC flyweight opponents are second most in divisional historic previous in the help of Johnson (seven).
Benavidez’s five knockout victories in UFC flyweight opponents are most in divisional historic previous.
Benavidez’s four fight-night bonuses for UFC flyweight bouts are tied with Louis Smolka for second most in divisional historic previous in the help of Johnson (nine).
Jussier Formiga (23-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) suffered his first stoppage loss since September 2013, which furthermore got right here to Benavidez.
Formiga has suffered all three of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout.
Demian Maia’s (27-9 MMA, 21-9 UFC) 21 victories in UFC opponents are second most in company historic previous in the help of Donald Cerrone (23).
Maia’s 21 victories in UFC opponents are the most of any Brazilian fighter in company historic previous.
Maia’s complete fight time of 6:18:12 in UFC opponents is second most in company historic previous in the help of Frankie Edgar (6:Forty seven:33).
Maia improved to 12-5 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in July 2012.
Maia’s sixty eight takedowns landed in UFC opponents are fourth most in company historic previous in the help of Georges St-Pierre (Ninety), Gleison Tibau (eighty four) and Demetrious Johnson (Seventy four).
Maia improved to 21-2 in UFC bouts wherein he completes at least one takedown. He’s accomplished at least one takedown towards 23 of his 30 UFC opponents.
Anthony Rocco Martin (Sixteen-5 MMA, eight-5 UFC) fell to Four-1 since he returned to welterweight in April 2018. He’s 6-1 in the burden class overall.
Martin has suffered three of his five profession losses by decision.
Vinc Pichel (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) improved to three-1 since he returned from a profession-long layoff that lasted from Would per chance even honest 2014 to June 2017.
Pichel has earned four of his five UFC victories by decision.
Roosevelt Roberts (eight-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) had his eight-fight winning trot snapped for the most foremost defeat of his profession.
Drew Dober’s (21-9 MMA, eight-Four UFC) knockout in Sixty seven seconds marked the quickest victory of his MMA profession.
Marco Polo Reyes (eight-6 MMA, Four-three UFC) has suffered all six of his profession losses by stoppage.
Reyes has suffered all three of his UFC losses by knockout.
Menifield (9-Zero MMA, 2-Zero UFC) has earned all of his profession victories by stoppage. Eight of these wins are by knockout.
Paul Craig (Eleven-Four MMA, three-Four UFC) has suffered all four of his profession losses by stoppage.
Ricardo Ramos (thirteen-2 MMA, Four-1 UFC) has earned three of his four UFC victories by decision.
Journey Newson (7-2 MMA, Zero-1 UFC) suffered the most foremost decision lack of his profession.
Anders (12-Four MMA, Four-Four UFC) improved to 1-2 in UFC light heavyweight opponents.
Vinicius Moreira (9-three MMA, Zero-2 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the most foremost time in his profession.
Moreira has suffered all three of his profession losses by knockout.
Dan Moret’s (thirteen-6 MMA, Zero-three UFC) three-fight shedding skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since December 2017.
Moret has suffered four of his six profession losses by decision.
Dequan Townsend (21-9 MMA, Zero-1 UFC) suffered the most foremost knockout lack of his profession.
Amanda Ribas (7-1 MMA, 1-Zero UFC) has earned six of her seven profession victories by stoppage.
Emily Whitmire (Four-three MMA, 2-2 UFC) has suffered all three of her profession losses by submission.
Maurice Greene’s (eight-2 MMA, three-Zero UFC) three-fight UFC winning trot at heavyweight is tied for the second longest active trot in the division in the help of Cormier (four).
Greene has earned six of his eight profession victories by stoppage. That comprises three of his four UFC wins.
Junior Albini’s (14-6 MMA, 1-Four UFC) four-fight shedding skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since July 2017.