Manhoef (30-14-1-2NC) is competing for the first time in well over a year, with his last bout happening at Bellator 176 in April of 2017. Manhoef has twice before challenged for the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title, losing both times to then champion Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 155 and Bellator 176. Manhoef hasn’t picked up a victory in almost three years, with that last win coming over Hisaki Kato at Bellator 146.
Njokuani (18-5-0-1NC) has won five of six in Bellator MMA competition, with notable wins coming over Ricky Rainey, Melvin Guillard and Hisaki Kato. Njokuani is winless thus far in Bellator MMA main event fights, having dropped a headlining bout to Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 182. Njokuani is a former Tachi Palace Fights and Resurrection Fighting Alliance Welterweight Champion, but relinquished both titles upon signing with Bellator MMA.
Bellator 210 takes place on Friday, November 30 from the Winstar World Casino & Resort in Tahckerville, Oklahoma with Melvin Manhoef and Chidi Njokuani headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.