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Chidi Njokuani

Middleweight Division

22-8-0 (W-L-D)

14

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

10

First Round Finishes

Chidi Njokuani

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Learn more about Chidi Njokuani's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Dallas, United States
Fighting style
MMA
Age
33
Height
75.00
Weight
185.50
Octagon Debut
Feb. 05, 2022
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
45.00
  • Pro since 2007
     
  • 14 wins by KO, one by submission (guillotine)
     
  • 10 first-round finishes
     
  • Has won 13 of his last 18
     
  • Owns wins over UFC vets Alan Jouban (2011), Gilbert Smith (2015), Max Griffin (2015), Ricky Rainey (2015), Melvin Guillard (2017)
     
  • Also faced UFC vets Jorge Lopez, Brandon Thatch, Jeremy Kimball, Chris Heatherly, John Salter
     
  • Younger brother of UFC / WEC vet Anthony Njokuani

UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Njokuani was stopped by Gregory Rodrigues via strikes at 1:27 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Njokuani knocked out Dusko Todorovic at 4:48 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Njokuani knocked out Marc-Andre Barriault at :16 of the first round

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5 

Episode two (9/7/21) Njokuani stopped Mario Sousa via strikes at 1:35 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? Probably about 2000; my brother introduced me to combat sports.

What titles have you held? Tachi Palace Middleweight Champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true; finally, an opportunity to showcase my skills on the biggest stage in MMA

What was your job before you started fighting? I had all kinds of odd jobs because I was pretty young at the time.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt and 22 years of Muay Thai training

Favorite grappling technique: Standing back up

Favorite Striking technique: Head kick