At UFC Vegas 55, middleweight Chidi Njokuani just silenced Dusko Todorovic‘s hype train by standing to his own nickname- Bang Bang! Njokuani was having challenges whilst grappling Todorovic but Njokuani ceased that chain of grappling with one knockout strike- a closed range elbow. Read the narration below to see how Njokuani impressed the crowd with his third UFC fight and how he made his elder brother, UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani proud.
UFC Vegas 55: Chidi Njokuani gets the job done against Todorovic in opening round
Round 1: Dusko starts with a light head kick. Chidi returns with some leg kicks. Level change by Dusko, Chidi shows great takedown defence and on the way, he gets Dusko in a guillotine hold. Dusko is doing a great job defending the submission attempt and escapes. The fight goes to the cage side but stays on the ground and Dusko is trying to take Chidi’s back.
Chidi gets up but Dusko takes him down, only to get Chidi back up as Dusko is having a great back control standing. Short right hands coming from backside by Dusko. Cageside wrestling going on. Chidi tries to make some gap to escape the grappling but Dusko ensures a tight grip. Finally! Chidi escapes and throws 3 nice knees to Dusko. Chidi closes the gap for some grappling! But bang! Chidi makes some space to land a devastating elbow that flattens Dusko. A highlight reel knockout for the Nigerian!
Results: Chidi Njokuani defeats Dusko Todorovic via knockout [elbow] in Round 1