Njokuani continues to flash his quick left hand in Barboza’s face at the start of the second. Kicks to the body and head follow, and it’s Njokuani taking the driver’s seat after a rocky start. Turning side kick lands for Barboza, but Njokuani catches a follow-up kick to the body and drives Barboza to the floor. The Brazilian takes a few punches as he stands back up. Njokuani drills his man with a hard spinning elbow. Barboza is having trouble with the range and counters of Njokuani, and is landing mostly leg kicks. Njokuani clinches and they trade knees before splitting. Barboza ducks for a single-leg, lifts Njokuani and slams him against the base of the fence. He flattens Njokuani out with 10 seconds to go, but Njokuani stands just before the end of the round.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Njokuani
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Njokuani
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Njokuani