Chidi Njokuani
Njokuani
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Mar 30 2024
Saturday

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Rhys McKee
McKee
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22-10-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 30-27
  • 30-27
SD 3
13-5-0

The tape

35
Age
28
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

KOSDKOKOKO
Form
UDKOKOKOUD
22
Wins
13
14
By KO
10
64
KO%
77
1
By SUB
3
5
SUB%
23
10
Loses
5
5
Stopped
2
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2007
Debut
2015
33
Bouts
19
66
Rounds
38
4 hours, 23 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 36 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Tapology
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Chidi Njokuani vs Rhys McKee report

Who won Njokuani vs McKee?

Chidi Njokuani beat Rhys McKee by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 30th March 2024 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of the winner Chidi Njokuani.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Njokuani vs McKee stats

Chidi Njokuani stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Rhys McKee made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Chidi Njokuani's UFC record stood at 3-3-0, while Rhys McKee's came in at 0-4-0.

The stats suggested McKee had an advantage in power over Njokuani, with a 77% knock out percentage over Njokuani's 64%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested McKee had an advantage over Njokuani, with a 23% submission rate over Njokuani's 5%.

Chidi Njokuani was the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.

Njokuani had a height advantage of 1 inch over McKee. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Njokuani was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 10 months earlier than McKee, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 28 more professional rounds, 69 to McKee's 41.

Njokuani vs McKee form

Chidi Njokuani had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Albert Duraev at UFC Fight Night San Antonio on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Gregory Rodrigues at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Du ko Todorovi at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Marc Andr Barriault at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Rhys McKee had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ange Loosa at UFC Fight Night Paris – Gane vs. Spivac on 2nd September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jim Wallhead at Cage Warriors 153 on 29th April 2023 by knockout in the 4th round at 3Arena, Dublin, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Justin Burlinson at Cage Warriors 140 on 25th June 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Cage Warriors Welterweight championship fight at SSE Arena, Belfast.

Before that, he had won against Aleksi M ntykivi at Cage Warriors 129 on 2nd October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at York Hall, London, England.

He had been beaten by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chidi Njokuani had been fighting more than Rhys McKee.

Going to this contest, Chidi Njokuani had last fought 10 months and 21 days ago, while Rhys McKee's last outing had been 10 months and 15 days ago.

Njokuani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

McKee's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Njokuani vs McKee?

Chidi Njokuani was a 18/25 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Rhys McKee made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.

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