Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani UFC fight info, date and time

Middleweights Marc-Andre Barriault and Chidi Njokuani face off at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs Strickland.

Barriault has won his last two fights after his TKO victory over Oskar Piechota was overturned to a No Contest due to a doping violation. Prior to this, Barriault lost his first three fights in the UFC.

Kickboxer and Bellator-veteran Chidi Njokuani earned his UFC spot with a third-round knockout on Dana White’s Contender Series. This will be his UFC debut.

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani betting odds

Marc-Andre Barriault opened as a -155 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Barriault means you would need to bet $155 in order to win $100.

Chidi Njokuani is a +140 underdog. If you bet $100 on Njokuani then you would win $140.

Fight information

This fight between Marc-Andre Barriault and Chidi Njokuani was announced on Dana White’s Contender Series on September 28th, 2021.

Marc-Andre Barriault

Marc-Andre Barriault earned a unanimous decision victory over Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC on ESPN+ 49. All major media outlet picks had Barriault winning the fight.

With two straight wins, and a third win overturned to a No Contest, Barriault has turned his UFC career around after losing three on the trot. 

Chidi Njokuani

Chidi Njokuani dominated his opponent on Dana White’s Contender Series, earning himself a contract. He won the fight in Round 3 via nasty ground-and-pound elbows.

Njokuani previously fought in Bellator where he racked up a record of 5-3. He began his professional MMA career back in 2007.

How they match up

Chidi Njokuani will have a significant 7-inch reach advantage over Barriault. Njokuani is 6”3 and has a reach of 80”, while Barriault stands 6”1 tall with a 73” reach.

Barriault lands and absorbs a significant amount of strikes each fight, landing 5.80 per minute and absorbing 4.94. 

Both fighters have a similar finish rate. Njokuani has a finish rate of 65% compared to Barriault’s 70%.

Reasons to watch

Marc-Andre Barriault is a punishing fighter usually involved in bruising wars. His well-rounded game means he can take the fight anywhere.

Njokuani’s kickboxing background makes him dangerous on the feet. As his Contender Series debut showed, he has serious power and can put anyone away.

The stakes

After a disappointing start to his UFC career with three-straight losses, Marc-Andre Barriault will now be looking to make it three wins in a row.

This will be Njokuani’s UFC debut after his impressive Contender Series showing. At 33-years-old, the experienced fighter may just be hitting his prime.

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani predictions

The oddsmakers’ predictions have Marc-Andre Barriault as the slight favorite with odds of -155.

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani picks

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Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland at 10:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022 in a 185lbs matchup.

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani betting odds

Marc-Andre Barriault opened as a -155 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Barriault means you would need to bet $155 in order to win $100.

Chidi Njokuani is a +140 underdog. If you bet $100 on Njokuani then you would win $140.

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Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani tale of the tape

  • 2 year age gap: Barriault is the younger fighter at 31 years old.
  • Njokuani has a massive 7 inch reach advantage.
  • Significant experience difference: Njokuani has 10 more professional MMA fights than Barriault.
Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani
31 Age 33
18 Fights 28
13 Wins 20
4 Losses 7
9 KO’s 12
0 Subs 1
6′ 1 Height (in) 6′ 3
73 Reach (in) 80
 

Chidi “Chidi Bang Bang” Njokuani fighter profile and recent form

Chidi Njokuani is a 33 year old male fighter from United States with 20 pro wins and 7 losses. See Chidi Njokuani’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Chidi Njokuani

Chidi Njokuani has a 65% finish rate, including 12 by knockout, 1 by submission, 7 by decision.

Chidi Njokuani is currently riding a 2 fight win streak.

Betting Odds

Think Chidi Njokuani gets the upset win?

+140

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

19-7-0 Mário Sousa
KO/TKO
R3 1:35
Contender Series 2021 2021-09-07 Middleweight DWCS
 

Win

18-7-0 Cristhian Torres
KO/TKO
R2 4:10
LFA 91 2020-09-11 Middleweight LFA
 

Loss

18-6-0 Rafael Carvalho
DEC
R3 5:00
Bellator 224 2019-07-12 Middleweight BFC
 

Loss

18-5-0 John Salter
SUB
R1 4:32
Bellator 210 2018-11-30 Middleweight BFC
 

Win

17-5-0 Hisaki Kato
DEC
R3 5:00
Bellator 189 2017-12-01 Middleweight BFC

Marc-André “Powerbar” Barriault fighter profile and recent form

Marc-André Barriault is a 31 year old male fighter from Canada with 13 pro wins and 4 losses. See Marc-André Barriault’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Marc-André Barriault

Marc-André Barriault has a 70% finish rate, including 9 by knockout, 4 by decision.

Marc-André Barriault is currently riding a 2 fight win streak.

Betting Odds

Think the favorite Marc-André Barriault gets win?

-155

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

12-4-0 Dalcha Lungiambula
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-09-04 Middleweight UFC
 

Win

11-4-0 Abu Azaitar
KO/TKO
R3 4:56
UFC 260 2021-03-27 Middleweight UFC
 

No Contest

11-4-0 Oskar Piechota
KO/TKO
R2 4:50
UFC Fight Night 2020-06-20 Middleweight UFC
 

Loss

11-3-0 Jun Yong Park
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC on ESPN+ 23 2019-12-21 Middleweight UFC
 

Loss

11-2-0 Krzysztof Jotko
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 240 2019-07-27 Middleweight UFC

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Chidi Njokuani is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47 – Hermansson vs. Strickland. The fight is expected to start at around 10:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022.

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