Fans of Paul “Relentless” Taylor will be happy to hear that after two plus years on the sidelines, the British lightweight will reportedly return to the Octagon on October 26th at UFC Fight Night 30.
According to Sherdog.com, and subsequent reports, Taylor will battle Anthony Njokuani at the event, which will be hosted by Manchester’s Phones 4U Arena.
Taylor (11-6-1) hasn’t fought now since February, 2011, when he took out Gabe Ruediger with a second round, head kick at UFC 126. The 33 year-old was scheduled to fight Njokuani that November at UFC 138; however, he was injured in a car accident and was unable to compete. The vet has gone 2-3 in his last five bouts.
Njokuani (16-7) will be looking to build on the knockout win he recorded over Roger Bowling at UFC on FOX 7 in April. The noted striker is 3-2 in his last five tilts, with losses coming Rafael dos Anjos and Danny Castillo. Njokuani has also scored wins over Andrew Winner and John Makdessi during that stretch.
So, if the bout is in fact a go, four fights have been confirmed for UFC Fight Night 30 now. The main event will see Michael Bisping battle middleweight Mark Munoz, while in the co-headliner, lightweight Ross Pearson will throw down with Melvin Guillard. It could be a big night for British MMA.
Stay tuned to MMA Convert.com for all your UFC news and coverage.