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Anthony Njokuani to meet WEC newcomer Maciej Jewtuszko in August

Another lightweight matchup added to WEC event at The Pearl at The Palms

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Anthony Njokuani enters the cage just before his fight against Chris Horodecki at WEC: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff at The Pearl at The Palms on December 19, 2009. Nikouani won by TKO in the first round.

A lightweight bout between Las Vegas-based Anthony Njokuani and WEC newcomer Maciej Jewtuszko has been added to the Aug. 18 card at The Pearl at The Palms.

According to sources close to the negotiations, both fighters have signed on to meet one another at the WEC 50 event.

Njokuani (13-3) is looking to bounce back from a first-round submission loss at the hands of Shane Roller in April. The 30-year-old striking specialist had strung together three consecutive TKO wins before the loss.

A win over Roller could have catapulted Njokuani to a rematch with current lightweight champion Ben Henderson. Njokuani lost to Henderson via submission in his WEC debut in January 2009.

The well-rounded Jewtuszko (7-0) has earned his way into the WEC with seven straight wins by stoppage, five of them coming in the first round.

The Polish fighter has fought twice in 2010, recording back-to-back first-round wins in May and June.

The WEC 50 card also features a bantamweight title fight between Dominick Cruz and Joseph Benavidez.

Brett Okamoto can be reached at 948-7817 or [email protected].

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