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Chidi Njokuani

Middleweight Division

22-7-0 (W-L-D)

4

Fight Win Streak

14

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

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
185.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 05, 2022
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
45.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2007
     
  • 14 wins by KO, one by submission (guillotine)
     
  • Ten first-round finishes
     
  • Has won 13 of his last 17 and four in a row
     
  • 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 History
UFC Fight Night
(5/21/22) Njokuani knocked out Duško Todorović 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

Q&A

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