Anthony Njokuani has a new home promotion in his home state. | Photo: Neil Atkinson/Sherdog.com
UFC and WEC veteran Anthony Njokuani has verbally agreed to a multi-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship, promoter Mick Maynard revealed on Wednesday.
Njokuani will make his debut for the Texas-based organization on Feb. 13, when he faces Thomas Gifford at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
The 34-year-old Njokuani was released from the UFC following back-to-back losses to Vinc Pichel and Daron Cruickshank earlier this year. “The Assassin” posted a 3-5 record in the Octagon overall, with losses coming to notable talents such as Edson Barboza, Danny Castillo and Rafael dos Anjos.
Prior to his UFC stint, Njokuani went 4-3 in the now-defunct WEC, including triumphs over Bart Palaszewski and Chris Horodecki. Njokuani is 16-9 over the course of a professional tenure that began in 2003.
Gifford, 22, made his Legacy FC debut on Aug. 29, scoring a second-round knockout against Wade Johnson. That victory halted a three-bout skid for the Brush Creek, Ark., native.