This bout is to go down at UFC Vegas 55, live from Paradise, Nevada, on May 21, 2022.
This is such an exciting match up for so many reasons:
Chidi Njokuani has followed in his brother Anthony’s footsteps in becoming a professional fighter.
He, like Anthony, started kickboxing at a young age, acquiring an impressive record of 12-1-1 in the sport before beginning his mixed martial art career in 2007.
Njokuani was a standout in both RFA & Bellator, though he left Bellator having gone 1-3 in his latest four appearances with the promotion. This saw him defeated by the likes of Andrey Koreshkov, John Salter, and Rafael Carvalho, two former champions and a top contender that just fought for the belt.
However, he blew the MMA community away with his stunning 16-second knockout victory over highly touted Canadian prospect Marc-Andre Barriault, who’d never been finished before.
He was a massive underdog going into this fight, and the win improved Njokuani’s record to 21-7.
Dusko Todordovic is another very highly touted prospect, from Serbia, and he comes in with a record of 11-2.
Though Todorovic had a couple hiccups along the way, falling victim to Puna Soriano and Gregory Rodrigues, he’s one of the more technical strikers in the middleweight division, boasting a black belt in Taekwondo, and he also has a BJJ black belt to go along with it.
He won the SBC middleweight championship in his eighth fight by knocking out Michel Pereira, which is incredibly impressive. Pereira’s striking is absolutely nasty, as we’ve seen a number of times now, and this guy finished him off inside of the first five minutes, when Pereira’s always most dangerous.
That’s something no one in the UFC has been able to do to him.
Todorovic is also the much younger party of the two, he’ll have just turned 28 years old by time this fight happens, while Njokuani appears to be better than ever at 33.
Of Njokuani’s 21 wins, 13 come via knockout, while of Todorovic’s 11 wins, 7 come via knockout.
Who wins this epic contest going down at UFC Vegas 55, the professional kickboxer, or the Taekwondo black belt?
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