Anthony Njokuani on Chris Harrington: He’s Straight Forward


Chris Harrington is fighting Anthony Njokuani on Friday, February 3 at Tropicana Las Vegas.

Chris Harrington vs Anthony Njokuani features on the card at Lion Fight 34. The event is headlined by Regain Eersel of Holland against Samy Sana of France for the promotion’s inaugural super middleweight title.

Chris Harrington is an Australian muaythai fighter out of the Hammers Gym in Melbourne, Victoria. He has started training in 2009 under the patronage of Mark Castagnini. “The Butcher” has competed throughout the country. He fought for the numerous title belts as well as won the WKN Australian championship in 2013. His record is 20-0.

Harrington’s vis-a-vis at the world’s party capital next weekend is certainly not just a walk in the park. Anthony Njokuani is a Nigeria-born MMA fighter (16, 9 KOs-12-0-1) with 13 years of experience. He has competed at various promotions such as WEC, LFC and UFC. Moreover, his career has started with muaythai and kickboxing. He has collected the 22-0 record. The fight against Australian is a return to the roots in front of the home crowd.

“He is straight forward, really. Doesn’t have anything that scares me, to tell you the truth,” Njokuani said Friday talking to Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I mean, it’s going to be a good fight, don’t get me wrong.”

“He’s going to come straight forward. We are going to bang it out. So it’s going to be a good show.”

In the co-headline event at Lion Fight 34 Iman Barlow of England is battling out against Meryum Usla of Germany for the super bantamweight title. Also on the card another German athlete Kevin Burmester is going up against Kronpet of Thailand. In addition two American fighters Nick Chasteen and Diego Llamas are facing off Gabriel Mazzetti of Peru and River Daz of Australia.