The new poster for UFC Minneapolis has been officially released, as mixed martial arts’ (MMA) leading promotion will hit the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
The promotion had to release a new poster due to a welterweight fight between Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler, which would’ve served as the main event, being nixed. Woodley was forced out of his main event meeting with Lawler due to injury.
As a result, Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou has been moved up and will now headline the UFC Minneapolis show. The two hard-hitting heavyweight stars were originally slated to meet at the UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 6:
UFC Minneapolis Poster
UFC Minneapolis (also known as UFC on ESPN 3) is set to take place on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The main card will air on ESPN.
The preliminary card will be split broadcasted on ESPN and the TV network’s streaming service, ESPN+. The promotion will be announcing more bouts for the show in the coming weeks. Here’s the updated card:
- Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos
- Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez
- Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
- Lightweight: Roosevelt Roberts vs. Vinc Pichel
- Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes
- Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield vs. Paul Craig
- Bantamweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Ricardo Ramos
- Light Heavyweight: Eryk Anders vs. Vinicius Moreira
- Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin
- Lightweight: Jared Gordon vs. Dan Moret
- Light Heavyweight: Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Justin Ledet
- Women’s Strawweight: Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas
- Heavyweight: Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini