Ramsey Nijem looks for the finish on Danny Downes - Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
The UFC has added another lightweight bout to their UFC 141 card on December 30th in Las Vegas, this one a study in contrast featuring Anthony Njokuani and Ramsey Nijem. MMA Weekly reports the match-up:
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday.
Both men are strongest where the other is weak, with Njokuani possessing a dynamic and dangerous striking game but severe deficiencies on the ground, whereas Nijem, the TUF 13 runner-up, is a talented wrestler with slick guard-passing skills, but only rudimentary stand-up abilities. Njokuani was probably itching to get back in the Octagon soon as his scheduled UFC 138 bout against Paul Taylor was scrapped on short notice due to Taylor suffering minor injuries in a car accident. Nijem, on the other hand, is fresh off a dominant victory over Danny Downes at UFC 137 last month, where he simply smothered and battered Downes on the ground for the decision win, even earning a rare 30-25 scorecard from one judge in the process.
Anthony Njokuani (14-5)
Win Andre Winner (unam. decision) - UFC 132
Loss Edson Barboza (unam. decision) - UFC 128
Win Edward Faaloloto (TKO) - WEC 52
Ramsey Nijem (5-2)
Win Danny Downes (unam. decision) - UFC 137
Loss Tony Ferguson (KO) - TUF 13 Finale
Win Scott Casey (submission - RNC) - Showdown Fights: Respect