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al-iaquinta-5.jpgThree times Anthony Njokuani and Paul Taylor have been scheduled to fight. Three times the fight has not happened.

UFC officials today announced that Al Iaquinta (6-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will replace an injured Paul Taylor (11-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC), who was scheduled to fight Njokuani (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30. The new matchup stays on the same card, which takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Taylor has dealt with a rash of injuries that have knocked him out of several planned fights. He was expected to meet Donald Cerrone in 2011, but had to bow out. He then was booked to meet Njokuani at UFC 138 in England but fell off with an injury. The two were paired up again for UFC on FUEL TV 4, but again Taylor had to pull out.

Njokuani has won two of his past three fights, including a knockout of Roger Bowling at UFC on FOX 7 in April. But he has bounced between wins and losses the past three years without being able to put together a win streak.

Now he will look for his first win streak since 2009. That win streak, three straight, featured three consecutive “Knockout of the Night” honors in the WEC.

Meanwhile, Iaquinta looks to build on the strength of his first UFC win, an August decision over Ryan Couture. Prior to that result, “The Ultimate Fighter 15? finalist’s lone official UFC appearance was a loss to show winner Michael Chiesa in the season’s live finale.

With the change to the card, UFC Fight Night 30 now includes:

For more on UFC Fight Night 30, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Al Iaquinta)

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