It’s taken well over two years, but Paul “Relentless” Taylor will finally return to the Octagon, as the lightweight will reportedly take on Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30 on October 26th. The bout will go down in Taylor’s native England, as the card will be hosted by Manchester.
Sherdog.com and Fighters Only Magazine was the first to report the fight.
Taylor (11-6-1) and Njokuani (16-7) were actually scheduled to fight at UFC 138 in November, 2011, but the British fighter was rear-ended in a car crash before the bout and pulled out due to injury.
“Relentless” will be looking to build on the headkick, knockout win he scored over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 126 in February, 2011. The victory ended a two fight losing skid for Taylor, after he dropped decisions to Sam Stout and John Hathaway.
Njokuani also scored a KO win in his last outing, as he stopped Roger Bowling at UFC on FOX 7 in April. The American lost via unanimous decision to Rafael dos Anjos before that at a UFC on FUEL TV card last July.
That’s a pretty nice, lightweight addition to the card, which will feature Michael Bisping fighting fellow middleweight contender Mark Munoz in the main event.
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