Njokuani-Taylor Clash In the Works for UFC 138


Two like-minded lightweights are close to a showdown at UFC 138.

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 Winner.

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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 11 views

HALIFAX – In a battle of two deft strikers, Daron Cruickshank was willing to seize openings where Anthony Njokuani wasn’t. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

A women’s bantamweight clash between Jessica Eye and Leslie Smith has been added to the UFC 180 lineup. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

A women's bantamweight clash between Jessica Eye and Leslie Smith has been added to UFC 180 on Nov. 15 in Mexico City, Mexico.Eye confirmed the news Wednesday night.Eye (10-2-1) is coming off a split read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

A lightweight contest between Tony Ferguson and Abel Trujillo has been added to UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.Ferguson (16-3) has won four of his past five fig read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Benson Henderson, the former UFC lightweight champion, may be set to move up to welterweight after one more contest at 155 pounds. That's according to Henderson's coach, John Crouch, who dropped the read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAjunkie has learned an ex-girlfriend of suspended UFC fighter Anthony Johnson declined to pursue charges against him after an incident in March that prompted her to call Boca Raton police.Filed und read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 50 views

He did, but he didn't ... Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson is currently suspended from the word's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after repo read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

At the UFC 181 press conference, Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez will discuss their upcoming fights on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.The U read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) suspended light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson -- indefinitely -- after allegations surfaced that "Rumble" was involved in another domestic assault back in read news >>