Anthony Njokuani cleared to fight, aiming for a March return

After six months of being out of competition due to injury, UFC lightweight Anthony Njokuani (15-7, 1 NC, MMA) announced on MMA Fight Corner that he is fully recovered from injury, ready to fight and is targeting March as when we may see him return.

“I finally just got cleared from the doctor, so I’m good to go finally,” Njokuani said. “If somebody drops out like in the February show, I’m hoping to get on that one. But I hope to get on the March card as well,” said Njokuani.

Anthony’s last fight in the Octagon was a loss to Rafael dos Anjos on UFC on FUEL TV 4 in June 2012. Originally, Njokuani was slated to scrap with Paul Taylor who withdrew due to injury and dos Anjos replaced him about 6 weeks out from the date the card took place.

In the bout, Njokuani broke his right hand early in the first round. Nonetheless he managed to continue fighting the full three rounds and lost via unanimous decision. With a 2-3 record in the Octagon, Anthony is looking to make a statement with a big win when he returns.

He currently trains at One Kick’s Gym in Las Vegas, NV with his brother Chidi who fights at welterweight in MMA. Chidi recently fought in RFA 4 in Las Vegas and is aiming to book his next fight in May.

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