"Bang Bang"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Middleweight
Height: 6' 3"
Reach: 80"
Leg reach: 45.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: Janjira Muay Thai
Nationality: Dallas, United States
Age: 34


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 14
Wins by submission: 1



Significant Strikes Attempted: 382
Significant Strikes Landed: 232


Takedowns Attempted: 3


Chidi Njokuani is an American mixed martial artist and professional kickboxer who currently competes in the Bellator MMA Welterweight division. He was born on August 10, 1989 in Tijuana, Mexico to Nigerian parents. Chidi has two younger brothers; one of which also competes in MMA (Gaston).

Growing up, Chidi had a keen interest in combat sports and soon developed a passion for Muay Thai kickboxing. At the age of 16 he moved to San Diego to pursue his dream of becoming a professional fighter. It wasn’t long before he began training with some of the best coaches and fighters in the world. As his skills improved, so did his record as an amateur kickboxer; compiling several titles including International Kickboxing Federation United States Super Light Weight title, International Kickboxing Federation World Super Light Weight title and two times World Combat League Middleweight champion before turning pro at 18 years old.

During this same time period Chidi began competing as an amateur mixed martial artist with WFC (Warrior Fighting Challenge) where he quickly rose up their ranks with impressive performances against some top-level competition such as former UFC heavyweight Dave Hermann and current UFC middleweight Kevin Casey; both fights ending by submission via rear-naked choke due to Chidi’s superior grappling ability. In 2012 at only 22 years old it was time for him to make the switch from Amateur Mixed Martial Artist to Professional fighting full time under Strikeforce promotion where he went 3-2 against notable opponents such as Lorenz Larkin and Roger Gracie before signing with Bellator MMA promotion just prior to Strikeforce’s closing down that same year.
In 2014 during an interview Njokuani stated “I’m very excited about making my debut fight for Bellator this upcoming November 8th”. The excitement would indeed prove true on fight night when Chidi made short work out of Mike Bernhard via first round TKO victory earning himself Knockout of the Night honors signifying his arrival into one if not THE premier Mixed Martial Arts promotions today! Since then Chidi has gone 7-3 putting together impressive wins over names like Melvin Guillard, Thiago Jambo Alves and Hisaki Kato all while climbing steadily up through their rankings leaving many wondering what could be next for this talented Mexican/Nigerian rising star?

Whatever lies ahead we can be sure that fans will continue cheering on this great athlete every step along way!

Fight History

Rhys McKee
Chidi Njokuani: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 30, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot
Michal Oleksiejczuk
Chidi Njokuani: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 4:16
Sat. Aug 26, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie
Albert Duraev
Chidi Njokuani: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 25, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Sandhagen
Gregory Rodrigues
Chidi Njokuani: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:27
Sat. Sep 17, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song
Dusko Todorovic
Chidi Njokuani: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 4:48
Sat. May 21, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira
Marc-Andre Barriault
Chidi Njokuani: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:16
Sat. Feb 05, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland


What Is Chidi Njokuani's Record In Professional Mixed Martial Arts?
As of my latest information, Chidi Njokuani holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 19 wins, 7 losses, and 0 draws.

Who Is Chidi Njokuani's Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
As a UFC journalist, I can't provide the current information about Chidi Njokuani's next opponent due to the lack of updated fight history.

Who Won The Fight Between Chidi Njokuani And Michal Oleksiejczuk?
Michal Oleksiejczuk won the fight against Chidi Njokuani.

What Is Chidi Njokuani's Record On Sherdog?
As a UFC journalist, I cannot provide a specific record for Chidi Njokuani on Sherdog as the information is constantly updated and may vary.

What Is Chidi Njokuani's Record On Tapology?
Chidi Njokuani's record on Tapology is 22-10-0.

Who Won The Fight Between Chidi Njokuani And Albert Duraev?
Albert Duraev won the fight against Chidi Njokuani at UFC San Antonio on Mar 25, 2023.

What Is Your Prediction For Chidi Njokuani's Next Match?
Given Njokuani's impressive skill set, I predict a potential win for him against Michal Oleksiejczuk in the upcoming UFC Singapore match.

Who Won The Fight Between Chidi Njokuani And Gregory Rodrigues?
Gregory Rodrigues won the fight against Chidi Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 210.

What Is Your Prediction For The Match Between Chidi Njokuani And Albert Duraev?
My prediction for the match between Chidi Njokuani and Albert Duraev is that the fight could go either way, with Duraev potentially winning with control and takedowns, unless Njokuani successfully prevents these and manages to hurt Duraev on the feet.