28 Facts About Anthony Njokuani


Anthony Obinnia Njokuani was born on March 1,1980 and is a Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer.

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Anthony Njokuani began his martial arts training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 17 before later moving on to Muay Thai and then mixed martial arts at the age of 21.

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Anthony Njokuani's younger brother, Chidi Anthony Njokuani, is a professional mixed martial artist.

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Anthony Njokuani began his professional career in 1999, initially fighting as a kickboxer.

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Anthony Njokuani turned his hand to mixed martial arts in 2003 and became champion of the Texas-based Art of War promotion in 2007 before making a brief return to kickboxing to compete for the Oklahoma Destroyers in the -74.

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Anthony Njokuani made his promotional debut on January 25,2009 at WEC 38, losing to future WEC Lightweight Champion and future UFC Lightweight Champion, Benson Henderson via second round submission.

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Anthony Njokuani fought IFL veteran Chris Horodecki, who made his WEC debut on December 19,2009 at WEC 45.

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Anthony Njokuani won via first-round TKO, earning the Knockout of the Night award for the third consecutive time in the WEC.

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Anthony Njokuani lost the fight via first round rear-naked choke submission.

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Anthony Njokuani was defeated by newcomer Maciej Jewtuszko via first-round TKO at WEC 50.

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Anthony Njokuani defeated WEC newcomer Edward Faaloloto via second-round TKO on November 11,2010 at WEC 52.

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Anthony Njokuani lost the fight via unanimous decision, but the bout won the Fight of the Night bonus.

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Anthony Njokuani fought Andre Winner on July 2,2011 at UFC 132, winning via unanimous decision.

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Anthony Njokuani was expected to face Paul Taylor on November 5,2011 at UFC 138.

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Anthony Njokuani was expected to face Ramsey Nijem on December 30,2011 at UFC 141.

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Anthony Njokuani defeated John Makdessi on April 21,2012 at UFC 145 via unanimous decision.

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Anthony Njokuani was expected to face Paul Taylor on July 11,2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs Weidman.

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Anthony Njokuani lost the fight via unanimous decision, and was sidelined for six months as he recovered from surgery to repair a broken right hand suffered in the bout.

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Anthony Njokuani faced debuting Strikeforce fighter Roger Bowling on April 20,2013 at UFC on Fox 7.

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Anthony Njokuani faced Daron Cruickshank on October 4,2014 at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Saffiedine.

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Anthony Njokuani lost the fight by unanimous decision, and was released from the promotion.

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Anthony Njokuani made his debut against David Burrow at Legacy FC 38 on February 13,2015.

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On February 3,2017 Anthony Njokuani returned to Muay Thai action at Lion Fight 34 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

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Anthony Njokuani defeated Australia's Chris Harrington by third round KO to keep his undefeated record.

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On October 6,2018, Anthony Njokuani made his ONE Championship debut in Bangkok, Thailand against former K-1 World MAX and shoot boxing champion Andy Souwer at ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes.

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Anthony Njokuani faced Wesley Golden on December 17,2021 at Gamebred Fighting Championship 3.

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Anthony Njokuani won the bout via ground and pound TKO in the first round.

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Anthony Njokuani faced Raimond Magomedaliev on January 28,2022 at Eagle FC 44.

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