Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Anthony Obi Njokuani
Anthony 'The Assasin' Njokuani, born March 1, 1980, is a Nigerian mixed martial artist who currently fights as a lightweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, his family immigrated to the United States in 1983, settling in Garland, Texas. He began his martial arts training at the age of 17 and mixed martial arts at 21.
Njokuani made his WEC debut at WEC 38, losing to Ben Henderson via second round submission.
He later defeated IFL veteran Bart Palaszewski at WEC 40 and Muhsin Corbbrey at WEC 43, both via second round TKO.
In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.
Njokuani beat John Makdessi on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145 by unanimous decision after three rounds.
Njokuani is expected to face Paul Taylor on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 4.