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UFC 128: Edson Barboza Vs. Anthony Njokuani

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Round 1: They touch gloves to start it. Njokuani switches stances before landing a body kick. Barboza lands a nice leg kick and drops Njokuani with a punch. Barboza nails Njokuani with a right straight that hurst him. Barboza presses forward but Njokuani keeps his composure. Barboza with another digging leg kick. Njokuani lands a well-timed counter right uppercut. Barboza with a nice leg kick again. Njokuani switching stances. Barboza lands a crisp punch before following up with a sick body kick. Njokuani complaining of an eye poke, but the ref tells them to keep going. Njokuani barely misses with a high kick. Njokuani throwing sharper hands towards the end of this round, and lands a very nice right hand. Close round. scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Round 2: Njokuani looked to be establishing his rhythm at the end of last round. He scores first with a pair of kicks. Barboza with a nice one-two. They stop briefly for a kick that landed low but they get right back to it. Another low kick lands accidentally on Barboza but he shakes it off and throws a hard body kick. Njokuani puts together two nice combinations, using feints very well. Barboza with a turning side kick that brings a smiler to Njokuani’s face. Njokuani catches a kick from Barboza and carries him across the cage with it, dumping him to the mat against the fence and landing some shots before Barboza gets back to his feet. Njokuani tags him on his way up too. Njokuani throws a slick Brazilian kick. Barboza with a push kick to the face. They hit the fence, where Barboza lands a nice knee. Barboza drops for a takedown and gets Njokuani to the ground. scores the round 10-9 for Njokuani

Round 3: Njokuani with a push kick to start things. They trade inside leg kicks. Njokuani opening up with his kicks to start this round off, mixing front kicks and leg kicks that have Barboza on his heels. Njokuani with a nice body kick. Barboza trying to turn it on, throwing heavy combos followed by leg kicks, which are mostly blocked. Njokuani is keeping the pressure on, but Barboza lands with two nice right hands that slow him down. He goes high with a kick before Njokuani returns fire. Njokuani with a brilliant knee that withers Barboza slightly. Njokuani lands a nice right over the top, followed by a leg kick. Good turning side kick lands for Barboza. Again. Njokuani throws a body kick and lands a nice right hand shortly after. Njokuani lands a nice knee that Barboza snatches and turns into a takedown. Njokuani gets to his feet with seconds to go and Barboza lands an amazing wheel kick to Njokuani’s head that sends him reeling, but he doesn’t follow it up and Njokuani survives to the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Edson Barboza defeated Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)