Anthony Njokuani vs Vinc Pichel booked for UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas


Great nicknames on their own. Combined? Even better!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has booked a lightweight contest featuring Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel for the upcoming UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for May 24, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC announced the pairing on Tuesday night.

Njokuani (16-7) got back into the win column last April by cleaning the clock of Strikeforce import Roger Bowling. Following his "Relentless" destruction, "The Assassin" was injured and forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 30 bout against Al Iaquinta.

Now he's all patched up and ready to go.

Waiting for him is Pichel (8-1), who came up empty in his Octagon debut in late 2012, but rebounded by outpointing Garett Whitely at the UFC Fight Night 35 event back in January. "From Hell" has finished seven of eight wins by way of knockout/technical knockout.

Who ya' got?

UFC 173 will be headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring undefeated champion Chris Weidman, as he puts his 185-pound title on the line against new division number one contender Lyoto Machida. Elsewhere on the card, Chris Holdsworth tangles with Kyung Ho Kang, while Doo Ho Choi throws hands opposite Sam Sicilia.

Check out the current UFC 173 fight card and line up by clicking here.

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