If you like fast, crisp, powerful, accurate striking with your mixed martial arts, you’ll be happy to know that Edson Mendes Junior (aka Edson Barboza) and Anthony Njokuani will likely go toe-to-toe at UFC 128 in Newark, N.J., on March 19, according to MMAJunkie.com.
Junior (7-0) came into the UFC with an impressive Muay Thai pedigree that was on full display in his Octagon debut, TKOing Mike Lullo at UFC 123 via leg kicks.
Njokuani (13-4) went 4-3 in the Zuffa-owned WEC and will now make the transition to the UFC. Like Barboza, Njokuani is vicious on the feet and won all four of his WEC fights by TKO.
In the UFC 128 main event, light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will defend his title against Rashad Evans.