MMA Preview – Chidi Njokuani vs Dusko Todorovic at UFC Fight Night 206
CHIDI NJOKUANI VS DUSKO TODOROVIC FACTS
When is UFC Fight Night 206? Sunday 22nd May, 2022 - 00:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Night 206? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Night 206? Click here for the tickets at the O2 Arena
What channel is UFC Fight Night 206 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 206? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
CHIDI NJOKUANI VS DUSKO TODOROVIC LOWDOWN
Chidi Njokuani (12-2) had a tough assignment for a UFC debut in the durable form of Marc-Andre Barriault back in February. The Canadian had never been knocked out before, but Njokuani took just 16 seconds to bury him. That made it three in a row after knocking out Cristhian Torres (2020) for LFA and Mario Filipe de Sousa on the Contender Series – the perfect way to bounce back from two losses.
Dusko Todorovic (11-2) also had a dream debut knocking out Dequan Townsend (2020) to extend his unbeaten record to 10-0. Soon after, he realized there is a different level in the UFC getting a taste of his medicine suffering a first-round knockout to Punahele Soriano (2021) and then losing a unanimous decision to Gregory Rodrigues (2021). However, he has responded in the only way he knows how by finishing Maki Pitolo (2021) with vicious ground-and-pound.
CHIDI NJOKUANI VS DUSKO TODOROVIC PREDICTION
This is could be absolute fireworks. Njokuani is in the form of his life knocking people out for fun and Todorovic hunts the knockout or submission in every fight.
On paper, the Serb has it all as a ferocious striker and grappler as a black belt in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. However, he has some glaring holes in his game, in particular his defence. There are question marks over his durability which is not ideal when you lower your hands to defend with your face.
If he calls upon his grappling, we could easily see him take Njokuani down, and rain down the ground-and-pound to find a knockout or open-up a submission.
However, we feel his ego will make him slug it out with Njokuani which will most likely end with him getting clipped clean from range to put the lights out.
Prediction: Njokuani via KO/TKO - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Todorovic to win