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Completed MMA Bout

Andre Winner vs. Anthony Njokuani

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Anthony Njokuani defeats Andre Winner via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Anthony "The Assassin" Njokuani
Mmaweekly large Andre Winner

Njokuani
Decision
Round 3

13-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-5-1
Climbed to 14-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-6
-155 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +130 (Slight Underdog)
Ng Nigeria   Nationality   Gb United Kingdom
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Leicester, England
31 years, 4 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   29 years, 9 months, 3 weeks
156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
77.5" (197cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Saekson Janjira Muay Thai   Gym   Team Rough House
UFC 132
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
  • Date: Saturday 07.02.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Yves Lavigne
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 2 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Winner Total Disclosed Pay: $14,000
  • Njokuani Total Disclosed Pay: $16,000
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Winner vs. Njokuani Wiki Update Wiki

The second bout of UFC 132 featured Andre Winner taking on Anthony Njokuani in a lightweight contest. Winner entered the bout 2-3 in his prior UFC fights, while Njokuani was 0-1 in the UFC (though 4-4 in combined WEC and UFC fights).


Both fighters came out looking dangerous and composed in their standup. Njokuani connected with the first meaningful punch and had Winner momentarily stunned. Njokuani mixed it up with a nice combination followed up by a body shot, and then a spinning elbow. Winner landed a few shots of his own, yet the varied attack from Njokuani appeared more effective in the early going. The intensity of the exchanges increased as the round unfolded, Njokuani effective with an uppercut and slipping many of Winner's punches. Njokuani rocked winner late in the round and swarmed forward attacking. Winner somehow managed to keep standing after getting brutalized with punches and vicious knee strikes to the head. Winner showed tremendous heart and courage as he survived the onslaught and made it to the second round of what might have been a 10-8 beating.


Andre Winner came out and attacked in round two, but Njokuani slowed him down immediately with a stiff jab. Anthony threw a head kick, partially blocked, but demonstrating again his more effective and unpredictable standup game. A sweet combination left Winner staggering and up against the fence again. Winner broke free, Njokuani landed a good punch to the body, and briefly landed a takedown. Winner landed a nice left hook and Njokuani whiffed on an uppercut counter. The pace slowed somewhat and with 90 seconds remaining in the round the fight started to look more competitive. Njokuani kept his opponent at a distance with kicks and the round came to a close.


Round three opened with Njokuani looking methodical and not over-committing, knowing he was well ahead on the scorecards. Winner threw a head kick, blocked, and Njokuani came back with a nice combination. Time ticked down quietly until Njokuani shot for a takedown with 90 seconds left. Winner stuffed it and landed a nice elbow in the clinch. Njokuani appeared content to let the clock run out without taking unnecessary risk and looked to have won a one-sided fight.


The judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-26, and 30-26 in favor of Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:45 PM ET
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Winner vs. Njokuani Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 851  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Njokuani
69%
Winner
31%

Winner vs. Njokuani Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Wow the fear @Janine1001 has spread among family and friends,she has cast her shadow of terror,lol
4 days, 22 hours, and 50 minutes
after
#transformers3 was kinda big
4 days, 1 hour, and 32 minutes
after
Wow #semtex was not joking,he's bumping #nsync on the drive home lol
2 days, 15 hours, and 13 minutes
after
#BritishAirWays are full of shit!
2 days, 15 hours, and 1 minute
after
Man I wish some1 had a mac laptop so I could dl some new music for the flight home
2 days, 3 hours, and 4 minutes
after
@UrijahFaber What up bro....Thank you for n amazing had a blast.
2 days, 2 hours, and 58 minutes
after
"@Fighterstrength: @AndreWinner same. When u back ?"I'm back 2morro morning,this flight has been so long!
2 days and 32 minutes
after
Bridesmaids can get a dl 4 the mrs think I will go and watch transformers 3 in the cinema
2 days and 31 minutes
after
Has any1 seen the green lantern or transformers 3,if so r they worth a watch in the cinema?
2 days and 22 minutes
after
"@dazzab84: @AndreWinner DAMN!! I hate it when that happens!! hope you got plenty to keep you occupied fella ?"Well I got #semtex with me
1 day, 22 hours, and 23 minutes
after
Omg the flight which got cancelled last night which is ment to leave at 1pm is now 3.30pm,I just want to get home lol
1 day, 22 hours, and 12 minutes
after
Stuck at the back of the line that is moving nowhere lol http://yfrog.com/h2tx3bgj
1 day, 21 hours, and 46 minutes
after
Just had my 1st Eggs Benedict and it hit the right spot,now off to see if I can get on this flight and get my arse home
1 day, 21 hours, and 21 minutes
after
So I've got my own room and keeping my receipts to give back to #BritishAirWays so they can refund me
1 day, 10 hours, and 5 minutes
after
#BritishAirWays r being dicks,1st the plane is cancelled then they say that they will get a hotel which when I get there I have to pay 4 it
1 day, 10 hours, and 2 minutes
after
This has to be up there in the shit weekends of my life lol
1 day, 8 hours, and 45 minutes
after
My flight has just been cancelled so I'm stuck in Vegas
1 day, 8 hours, and 8 minutes
after
Looking forward to getting home but not the long as journey there
1 day, 7 hours, and 28 minutes
after
Thanks 4the support. TXboys! RT @boblacktweet: Great fight @anthonynjoku @ufc 132, that awesome muay thai clinic was sponsored by @ammotogo!
1 day, 6 hours, and 7 minutes
after
Thanks for all the support guys,it means alot
1 day, 3 hours, and 36 minutes
after
"@RossTheRealDeal: Iv decided to go for "children of men" with Clive Owen!! Thanks for the choices tho"its not great
1 day, 1 hour, and 51 minutes
after
I want to give a big big thanks to Saekson Janjira because with out him I couldn't have made it this far. His... http://fb.me/UCXXS8qF
23 hours and 58 minutes
after
First of all I want to thank my coach Nick Blomgren for all the hard work he put into training me, and I also want... http://fb.me/QTE1nb1G
23 hours and 58 minutes
after
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner unlucky man. You'll bounce back."No matter wot I will be a success
11 hours and 38 minutes
after
Sorry to all the peeps I let down 2nite.I love all who support me thru thick and thin
11 hours and 28 minutes
after
That was a fun night. Lets do it again soon! Only next time.... http://lockerz.com/s/116544552
10 hours and 35 minutes
after
and @arielhelwani how about a RT- http://lockerz.com/s/116540823
10 hours and 19 minutes
after
Anthony Njokuani
9 hours and 36 minutes
after
Nuff love to mike and daley 4 doing my corner
7 hours and 22 minutes
after
We'll done to Anthony,he kicked my ass 2day
7 hours and 3 minutes
after
Thanks to #Roughouse,#UTC,@Fighterstrength,@victorestima,ChrisPyatt,@GeorgesStPierre and the boys @ Tri Star
6 hours and 59 minutes
after
In case you missed it. Winner inspired my babies first words for #UFC132 ... http://lockerz.com/s/116354813
18 minutes
before
#UFC132 http://lockerz.com/s/116135466
15 hours and 49 minutes
before
Check this out and RT. I'll give a few autographed @ufc pics away http://lockerz.com/s/116075640
19 hours and 23 minutes
before
Hey @danawhite do it! RT @anthonynjoku: Let's get this going. Here is my newborn baby boy first words... http://lockerz.com/s/116022311
22 hours and 24 minutes
before
Please RT the pics!!
22 hours and 51 minutes
before
Let's get this going. Here is my newborn baby boy first words... http://lockerz.com/s/116022311
22 hours and 56 minutes
before
Dear @Ufc @AndreWinner thanks for inspiring my baby's first words.... http://lockerz.com/s/116021420
23 hours and 31 seconds
before
Alright everyone here it comes @ufc fight fans are you readdddy!
23 hours and 8 minutes
before
Thanks guys! RT @AmmoToGo: Good luck to @anthonynjoku @ufc 132 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this weekend!
23 hours and 11 minutes
before
Killing time watching Antoine Dodson,bedroom intruder,no matter how many times I see it I still laugh
1 day and 18 minutes
before
Yo @DiegoSanchez505 how's Vegas treating you?!
1 day, 1 hour, and 21 minutes
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I'm on weight. Stay tuned @ufc fans I have something for you later today!
1 day, 1 hour, and 34 minutes
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Wow Paul Semtex Daley has just confessed that he loves nsync's no strings attached album,LMAO
1 day, 4 hours, and 18 minutes
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I think my baby boy is gonna have his first words tmrw. Yes it's really early, but I just have this feeling....@ufc
1 day, 14 hours, and 41 minutes
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My @SPRAWLshorts with @xyience @Gunstore @TRXtraining @Revgear http://lockerz.com/s/115815700
1 day, 15 hours, and 14 minutes
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Had fun throwing the first pitch at Cashman Field.. After throwing that pitch I know I should just stick to fighting....Hahahahaha
1 day, 17 hours, and 35 minutes
before
RT @xyience: @wandfc talks about his fight @ufc 132 (http://j.mp/kHJCyx) #xenergy
2 days, 4 hours, and 23 minutes
before
Be on notice twitter- I have something coming for you in the next couple days. If your not following me now.....
2 days, 14 hours, and 37 minutes
before
If your in Vegas make sure and stop by the @Gunstore They love UFC and have fighter signings all the time!
2 days, 16 hours, and 32 minutes
before
@shotgun_young yeah u will get you'st to it,lol
2 days, 19 hours, and 29 minutes
before
I hope @ko_reps makes my @TapouT gear sexy like @KSOSufc 's #justsaying
2 days, 20 hours, and 41 minutes
before
Some BJJ, pad work and @TRXtraining today! http://lockerz.com/s/115431841
2 days, 20 hours, and 43 minutes
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This dry Vegas Climate is giving me a soar throat
2 days, 21 hours, and 31 minutes
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Just finished my photo shoot for #UFC132
2 days, 21 hours, and 35 minutes
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Glad that @MichaelJWinner #semtex are here at the MGM
3 days, 14 hours, and 2 minutes
before
Here is my @TapouT walkout shirt http://lockerz.com/s/115175047
3 days, 17 hours, and 13 minutes
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I updated my profile picture. Thanks @ko_reps and @xyience
3 days, 17 hours, and 15 minutes
before
@BradTavares lol yeah glad I had u guys to do it with
3 days, 18 hours, and 16 minutes
before
"@iRollsRoyce: @AndreWinner Dre was good kid hit me"I'm over at the mgm,holla when ur around bro
3 days, 21 hours, and 14 minutes
before
the turbulence into Las Vegas is always the worst
4 days and 45 minutes
before
Just had my hair cut @ricksbarbershop,looking sharp!
4 days, 19 hours, and 8 minutes
before
Excited to finally wear @TapouT in the octagon! @TAPOUTSKRAPE ya boiiiiiii
4 days, 22 hours, and 23 minutes
before
That was n amazing fight.
5 days, 16 hours, and 46 minutes
before
@danhardymma live and let die its the 1 in hati isn't it?with roger moore where he runs over the chocs heads
5 days, 23 hours, and 33 minutes
before
Yo @SpaniardMMA take care of biz @ufc ! Good luck
6 days, 16 hours, and 12 minutes
before
"@ninja69erufc: @AndreWinner @deanamasinger BET ur bummed u couldn't be there Andre"yeah would love 2 have been there
6 days, 18 hours, and 56 minutes
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Well done @deanamasinger,heard it was a good performance
6 days, 21 hours, and 59 minutes
before
I think I have brought the english rain to Montreal,its not stopped raining since I've been here lol
1 week, 1 hour, and 16 minutes
before
"@eldoublediablo: @AndreWinner @deanamasinger cheers mate. You in Canada now?"Yeah I'm out here now
1 week, 22 hours, and 42 minutes
before
@danhardymma ip man 3 is out I think well u can pick a copy at a barbers,lol,I wonder what package he will deliver this time lmao
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 19 minutes
before
"@eldoublediablo: @deanamasinger 77.4 bang on Good cut"good shit boys,wish I was there!
1 week, 1 day, 7 hours, and 55 minutes
before
Why is that when ur getting off a plane it always seems like its the slow mutha fuckers at the front that hold evey1 up,get ur bag and do 1!
1 week, 1 day, 19 hours, and 10 minutes
before
"@nickybuh: @AndreWinner are you fighting njokuani?"Yes
1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, and 34 minutes
before
"@GarethBOXUFC: I'm talking boxing and haye v klitschko with paul and andy"the face was great,looking forward to that fight
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 44 minutes
before
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner yep that dude had a classic looking face too"lol
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 23 minutes
before
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner what no Mark Morrison. Leicesters finest?"Ofcourse I got return of the mac,no joke,its a classic
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 29 minutes
before
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner Nice. Who are your picks for @UFC Live? No sitting on the fence"which fights and I will go with a prediction
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 33 minutes
before
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner Nice. Who are your picks for @UFC Live? No sitting on the fence"I'm shit at predictions
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 33 minutes
before
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner Old Skool hard back seats!!"Naw some nice reclineable leather seats
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 40 minutes
before
"@chokewho: @AndreWinner Is that a Confiedence coach LOL"lol
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 45 minutes
before
On the coach to Heathrow,kinda surprised how nice the coach is, defo better than the last time I travelled in 1
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 53 minutes
before
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