Assan “the Black Attack” Njie (13-2), Welterweight, Sweden

Second welterweight on our list is Sweden’s Assan Njie who used to fight at weight class above. In 2011 Njie dropped down to 170 and has now three wins over respectable opponents in the new weight class. Njie has won his last six fights and hasn’t lost since 2008. He has finished five of the last six with three of the finishes coming via guillotine choke.

Assan Njie Makes Weight for Title Bout
Assan Njie Has Found Success at Welterweight


Overall Njie has a wide skill set but nowdays grappling is his main strength. The Swede’s best weapon is his slick guillotine choke that he has used with high success rate. Njie has background in Muay Thai and he has also fought few boxing matches so his striking is definitely on a solid level too. In his last bout in May of 2012 he squeezed a decision win out of tough Dane Morten Djursaa. Njie holds #3 position in the Nordic welterweight rankings behind UFC stars Martin Kampmann and Gunnar Nelson.