The fight will take place on May 22 in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) at the UFC Apex complex and will be one of the main ones at the UFC Fight Night 206 tournament. The estimated start of the fight is 03:00 Kyiv time. The fight will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports.
In middleweight, former Bellator fighter Chidi Njokuani (21-7, 1 NC) will face Dusko Todorovic (11-2) in his second fight in the UFC.
Njokuani made his promotional debut this February at UFC Fight Night 200, breaking into the league via the Dana White Challenger Series. Njokuani knocked over Marc-Andre Barrio with an overhand right in that fight, and then finished off in the stalls in just 16 seconds from the start signal.
Todorovic has a UFC record of 2-2, his last fight was in December at UFC on ESPN 31, where he knocked out Maki Pitolo in the first round.
Prediction for the fight
We expect an exchange of blows in the rack. If the fighters really decide to fight in the standing position, then given their punching power and not always strong chin, the fight is unlikely to go through all three rounds.
Njokuani has much more experience, he is more diverse in terms of stroke, has an advantage in height and limb span. And Chidi “Bang Bang” has become noticeably better as a fighter since his dismissal.
Njokuani has a good sense of distance and knows how to use his long arms and legs, so he can end the fight in his favor with both a decision and a finish.
Njokuani wins by knockout in the 1st round