Gregory Rodrigues scored an impressive second-round TKO over Chidi Njokuani despite having his head split open in the bout’s opening moments at UFC Vegas 60 on Saturday night.
In one of the first exchanges of the contest, Njokuani landed a perfectly-placed knee that rocked Rodrigues early on. Able to recover and make it to his corner, it was clear that the knee had left ‘Robocop’ with a massive gash between his eyebrows. The cutman worked to stop the bleeding as best he could before the beginning of the second round. Knowing that a doctor’s stoppage could be in his future, Gregory Rodrigues came out with a sense of urgency for the second round.
Overwhelming Njokuani with a flurry of offense, ‘Robocop’ was able to get the stoppage just 1:27 into the second with unrelenting ground and pound strikes. It was another impressive victory for Rodrigues who has won four of his last five, including back-to-back finishes.
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While Rodrigues will be left a sizeable scar, the Brazilian also walked out of UFC Vegas 60 with a $50,000 bonus for Fight of the Night.