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We have an exciting fight in the Middleweight division, as Chidi “Bang Bang” Njokuani takes on Dusko “Thunder” Todorovic. Coming off an exhilarating 16-second knockout in his UFC debut, Njokuani returns to the octagon with some buzz. Having fought in several organizations for the past fourteen years, at 33 years old, Njokuani finally will get a chance to prove on the biggest platform. Meanwhile, Todorovic is coming off a much needed victory. One that halted a two-fight losing streak and showed a glimpse of the talent that Todorovic exhibited in his debut back in 2020. With an opportunity to secure a winning streak, Todorovic can put himself in position for a bigger fight next.
As for a prediction, I have Njokuani winning. Unless Todorovic plans on wrestling, I’m not too keen about his chances on the feet. Njokuani as seen in his debut, has fast hands and legitimate power. With an arsenal that includes knees, leg kicks and elbows, Njokuani is a dangerous man to stand across from. While Todorovic has shown good striking, it comes in bursts and largely within the first round. After that, his gas tank sputters and his overall activity fades. The one area where you’d think Todorovic would have a chance is his wrestling. However, Todorovic sports a 27% takedown accuracy. If he can’t find a way to get this fight to the ground, the distance management and cardio of Njokuani is going to outlast Todorovic. So with that said, I predict that Njokuani wins via TKO.