Gregory Rodrigues lands TKO win over Chidi Njokuani despite suffering horrific cut – UFC Vegas 60 Highlights

Gregory Rodrigues
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In a massive turnaround victory for Brazilian striker, Gregory Rodrigues — the hearty middleweight contender grits through a horrifying looking cut between both eyes and above his nose, to stop Chidi Njokuani with a series of second round ground strikes in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 60.

Rodrigues, who was split open between both eyes and above his nose in the first round courtesy of a well-placed knee from the then-promotional perfect, Nojuanki, however, the Brazilian continued to push forward despite dealing with the massive, stomach-churning laceration.

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Wobbling Njokuani on the feet in both the first and second round, it appeared the clock was against Rodrigues, with the Octagon-side physician advising referee, Mark Smith to halt the fight should Rodrigues’ cut get any worse.

Securing a takedown via a head and arm throw, Rodrigues moved to side control and then postured up, scoring a series of heavy ground strikes to bludgeon Njokuani for a second round win, whilst himself smeared in claret.

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Below, catch the highlights from Gregory Rodrigues’ TKO win against Chidi Njokuani

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