Just days after being removed from the UFC’s online roster, UFC and WEC veteran Anthony Njokuani has verbally agreed to a multi-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship, promoter Mick Maynard revealed on Wednesday.
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Njokuani will make his promotional debut on Feb. 13 against Thomas Gifford. LFC is a Texas-based organization and the event will be held at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. Being a Texas native, Njokuani should have no trouble fitting right in.
With an overall (16-9 and 1 no contest) professional careet the 34-year-old Njokuani was released from the UFC following back-to-back losses to Vinc Pichel and Daron Cruickshank earlier this year. “The Assassin” posted a 3-5 record in the Octagon overall, with losses coming to notable talents such as Edson Barboza, Danny Castillo and Rafael dos Anjos.
Gifford, 22, made his Legacy FC debut on Aug. 29, scoring a second-round knockout against Wade Johnson. That victory halted a three-bout skid for the Brush Creek, Ark., native.
“The Young Lion” currently has a professional record of (8-6 and 1 no contest) but also had 11 fights as an amateur so he is equally versed inside the cage even though he is 12 years younger than his opponent.