Anthony "The African Assassin" Njokuani continued his stand-up brilliance with a throttling of Andre Winner at UFC 132.
Making his debut within the famed Octagon, this lightweight Muay Thai practitioner continued his dominant ways by unleashing an offensive attack that included a variety of unanswered leg kicks, knees, punches and elbow strikes.
Possessing an amazing stand-up game, Njokuani showed tremendous patience during the beginning of Round 1. Establishing his dominance early in the matchup against Winner, Njokuani picked up the pace at the end of the first period, and hurt Winner with a combination of head kicks and punches.
"The African Assassin" continued to pick apart Winner as the fight ensued. With excellent movement on his feet, Njokuani delivered precise strikes, devastating leg kicks and ultra-explosive combinations that found their mark on Winner.
Njokuani was eventually awarded an unanimous decision and picked up a victory in his inaugural UFC bout.
Prior to competing on the main stage at UFC 132, Njokuani claimed three "Knockout of the Night" honors within the WEC promotion.
Amassing a WEC record of 4-4, Njokuani has seemingly sewn up his fight deficiencies once exploited by his competition within the WEC and established a more well-rounded approach within the Octagon.
Continuing to evolve as a balanced fighter, the stand-up skills of this Nigerian fighter continue to impress. The future for this lightweight striker looks bright, so keep an eye on him. Njokuani will ultimately challenge the best in this division and could bide for a title shot one day.
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