Two like-minded lightweights are close to a showdown at UFC
A 155-pound contest between striking enthusiasts Anthony
Njokuani (pictured) and Paul Taylor
is currently in the works for the Nov. 5 card, set for the LG Arena
at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.
MMAJunkie.com first reported that one of the parties in the fight
had verbally agreed to the matchup Wednesday.
The 31-year-old Njokuani, a Nigerian native, last appeared in the
Octagon on July 2 at UFC 132, where he earned a unanimous decision
over former TUF 9 finalist Andre
Blackpool, England's Taylor, also 31, upped his UFC mark to 4-5
with a second-round stoppage of Gabe
Ruediger at UFC 126 in February.