UFC 128 Play-by-Play: Anthony Njokuani vs. Edson Barboza Jr.


Edson Barboza Anthony Njokuani UFC 128

Edson Barboza lands a strong left on Anthony Njokuani at UFC 128

Round 1: Njokuani with a quick leg kick to start things off. Barboza fires off a nasty body kick, followed by an overhand punch that drops Njokuani. Barboza stuns Njokuani again. Njokuani appears to have recovered at this point, but Barboza still stalking him down. Barboza plants another nasty body kick to Njokuani’s midsection. Njokuani complaining he was poked in the eye, but the ref isn’t hearing it and tells them to continue. Njokuani throws a quick head kick, blocked by Barboza. Barboza throws a lightning fast head kick of his own, whizzing right by Njokuani’s nose.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza Anthony Njokuani UFC 128

Anthony Njokuani and Edson Barboza exchange at UFC 128

Round 2: Both fighters throwing fast and furiously to start round 2. Njokuani throws a kick that lands low, but Barboza is okay. Njokuani seems to have found his comfort zone striking with Barboza, but is still missing on all his power shots. Barboza throws a spinning back kick and just misses. Barboza throws another kick and Njokuani catches it and throws him to the ground, following up with some quick ground and pound before moving back to the feet. Njokuani throws a spinning back elbow just barely blocked by Barboza. Both fighters miss with punches and Njokuani goes for the clinch, but they break apart. Barboza actually slips under and gets a quick double leg takedown against the cage.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Anthony Njokuani

Edson Barboza Anthony Njokuani UFC 128Round 3: Njokuani throwing combinations mixed with kicks early in the final round. Barboza comes back strong with good combinations of his own. Both fighters are throwing an incredible amount of strikes. Njokuani leaps forward with a great knee to the body, but Barboza is okay. Barboza throws another quick spinning back kick, just missing. Njokuani loads up on another knee to the body, but Barboza anticipates it and gets a takedown. The fighters get back up and Barboza throws an incredible spinning crescent kick to close the fight. Very close round.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza def. Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision (29-28 on all cards)

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones Live Results Home Page

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 27 views

Sherdog.com reports from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., with live UFC on Fox 12 “Lawler vs. Brown” results and play-by-play. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 145 views

Bloody Elbow presents its fight primer coverage for UFC on Fox 12: Brown vs. Lawler. Here, we look at the co-main event between Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. In the co-main event of t read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 172 views

Mo money, mo problems... UFC on Fox 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyo read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 11 views

Sherdog.com reports from Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, at approximately 8 p.m. ET with live UFC Fight Night “Bader vs. St. Preux” results and play-by-play. read news >>

  • 16 hours ago
  • 0 views

Check out Bloody Elbow's full coverage of UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos from Tulsa, OK on Saturday, August 23rd on Fox Sports 1. Did you know that it was double fight week? You have the Fi read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 102 views

Watch the UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown weigh-in video replay of the fighters stepping on the scales at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 28 views

Anthony Johnson looks to impress once again at his natural weight in the 205lb division against Antonio Rogerio 'Lil Nog' Nogeuria. Can Nog pull off the +455 upset? Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogeri read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 77 views

MMA Fighting has UFC on FOX 12 results for the Lawler vs. Brown fight card July 26, plus live coverage from San Jose, live blogs of the main card, and live UFC on FOX 12 twitter updates.In the main e read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 110 views

Bloody Elbow has top-to-bottom coverage of tonight's UFC on Fox 12 event including live results and play by play for the Fox and Fight Pass preliminary card action. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow fo read news >>