Francis Ngannou saw an opening and never let up, finishing Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC on ESPN 3 from Minneapolis.
The former title contender immediately got the better of dos Santos, peppering him with heavy, heavy shots before going in for the kill.
In the co-main event of the night, and on opposite ends of the weight spectrum, flyweight Joseph Benavidez made sure he would be the No. 1 contender in his division by stopping Jussier Formiga.
Here are complete results from UFC on ESPN 3:
Francis Ngannou def. Junior dos Santos via TKO (strikes) at 1:11 of Round 1
Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO (strikes) at 4:47 of Round 2
Demian Maia def. Anthony Rocco Martin via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Vinc Pichel def. Roosevelt Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Marco Polo Reyes via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of Round 1
Alonzo Menifield def. Paul Craig via KO (strike) at 3:19 of Round 1
Ricardo Ramos def. Journey Newson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Eryk Anders def. Vinicius Moreira via KO (strike) 1:18 of Round 1
Jared Gordon def. Dan Moret via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Dalcha Lungiambula def. Dequan Tonwsend via TKO (strikes) at :42 of Round 3
Amanda Ribas def. Emily Whitmire via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:10 of Round 2
Maurice Greene def. Junior Albini via TKO (strikes) at 3:38 of Round 1