Having picked up his first win in the UFC against Maki Pitolo this past December, Dusko Todorovic was looking to make it two in a row against Chidi Njokuani.
A fellow product of the Contender Series, Njokuani, brother of former UFC fighter Anthony Njokuani, was also looking for his second win in the organization.
Round one began with Njokuani working front kicks to the body then leg kicks. Todorovic shot for a takedown and got stuck in a d’arce choke momentarily, but Njokuani bailed on the choke. Todorovic completed the takedown, but after a couple minutes of trying to take the back ended up clinching with Njokuani on the fence.
Njokuani was finally able to break away, but he decided to clinch with Todorovic again. After failing to get his opponent down or take his back standing Njokuani landed a monster right elbow that dropped Todorovic and ended the fight.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) May 22, 2022
Njokuani has now pulled off impressive finishes in both of his first two UFC fights, after stopping Marc-Andre Barriault in his promotional debut earlier this year. Overall, the middleweight has won four straight fights dating back to a win under the LFA banner in September of 2020.
Official Result: Chidi Njokuani def. Dusko Todorovic via KO, R1 – 4:48
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