Chidi Njokuani
Njokuani
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Sep 17 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
22-7-0
KO 2
KO 2
12-4-0

The tape

35
Age
32
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

KOKOKOKOUD
Form
KOSDKOUDKO
22
Wins
12
14
By KO
6
64
KO%
50
1
By SUB
4
5
SUB%
33
7
Loses
4
3
Stopped
2
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2014
30
Bouts
16
60
Rounds
28
3 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 48 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Chidi Njokuani vs Gregory Rodrigues report

Who won Njokuani vs Rodrigues?

Gregory Rodrigues beat Chidi Njokuani by knockout in the 2nd round during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 17th September 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Njokuani vs Rodrigues stats

Chidi Njokuani stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Gregory Rodrigues made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Chidi Njokuani's UFC record stood at 3-3-0, while Gregory Rodrigues' came in at 6-2-0.

The stats suggested Njokuani had an advantage in power over Rodrigues, with a 64% knock out percentage over Rodrigues' 50%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Rodrigues had a large advantage over Njokuani, boasting a 33% submission rate over Njokuani's 5%.

Chidi Njokuani was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Njokuani had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rodrigues. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Njokuani was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Rodrigues, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 69 to Rodrigues' 35.

Njokuani vs Rodrigues form

Chidi Njokuani had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Cristhian Torres at LFA 91 on 11th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

Before that, he had lost to Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 224 on 12th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.

He had been beaten by John Salter at Bellator 210 on 30th November 2018 by submission in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville.

Rodrigues had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Julian Marquez at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Armen Petrosyan at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jun Yong Park at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Du ko Todorovi at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had defeated Josh Fremd at LFA 108 on 21st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their LFA Middleweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Chidi Njokuani had last fought 2 years and 8 days ago, while Gregory Rodrigues' last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 11 days ago.

Njokuani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Rodrigues' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

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