UFC 128 Fight Card Primer: Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani

Barboza vs. Njokuani, photo via UFC.com

Edson Barboza (7-0) faces Anthony Njokuani (13-4) on the undercard of UFC 128. The lightweight bout is scheduled to air on the Spike TV undercard broadcast.

How do these guys stack up?

Barboza: 24 years old, 5'11"
Njokuani: 31 years old, 6'1"

What have they done lately?

Barboza: W Mike Lullo (TKO), W Marcelo Guidici (TKO), W Jose Figueroa (KO)
Njokuani: W Edward Faaloloto (TKO), L Maciej Jewtuszko (TKO), L Shane Roller (SUB)

How did these guys get here?

Edson Barboza is early in his MMA life but he's already finding success on the biggest stage. After going 6-0 (all wins by KO or Submission) on the regional scene he found his way into the UFC where he won a TKO over Mike Lullo on leg kicks. It was his second consecutive leg kick TKO victory. His style has led to some calling him the "lightweight Jose Aldo."

Anthony Njokuani fought seven times in the WEC, going 4-3 in the process. His flashy striking style led to three consecutive Knockout of the Night honors against Bart Palaszewski, Muhsin Corbbrey and Chris Horodecki. He suffered a setback when Shane Roller took him down and submitted him at WEC 48 and then lost to Maciej Jewtuszko. He rebounded with a win over Edward Faaloloto at WEC 52 and now finds himself in the UFC after it's absorbing of the WEC.

Why should you care?

These two men can strike and always put on a good show. There shouldn't be any reason you wouldn't want to see this fight.

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