Bellator Signs Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight Champion Chidi Njokuani

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 19, 2015
Chidi Njokuani is taking his talents to Bellator MMA. | Jeff Sherwood/

Chidi Njokuani has signed a contract to compete in Bellator MMA.

Njokuani announced the deal via Instagram on Friday, and subsequently confirmed the news with a promotion official.

The younger brother of UFC and WEC veteran Anthony Njokuani, Chidi Njokuani captured the Tachi Palace fights 170-pound strap in his last appearance, taking a split verdict over Max Griffin at TPF 23. In addition to TPF, the 26-year-old has competed for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship promotions during his 18-bout professional tenure.

“Chidi Bang Bang” is based out of Las Vegas and splits his time training at Janjira Muay Thai, One Kick’s Gym and Sergio Penha BJJ. Njokuani is 13-4 with one no contest as a professional, including eight triumphs via knockout or technical knockout. He owns notable victories over “TUF 17” alum Gilbert Smith, current UFC competitor Alan Jouban and Bellator veteran LeVon Maynard.


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