Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor official for UFC Fight Night 30

A lightweight bout has been officially added to UFC Fight Night 30 on October 26th in England as Paul Taylor returns and will meet Anthony Njokuani.

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The bout was initially reported by Sherdog recently and UFC officials have confirmed the fight booking.

UFC Fight Night 30 on October 26th will come from the Manchester Arena and will be headlined by Michael Bisping facing Mark Munoz in a five round middleweight bout.

Njokuani (16-7, 1NC) has won two of his last three fights in the UFC and most recently defeated Roger Bowling by knockout in the second round at UFC on FOX 7 in April. The victory was his first stoppage win since he defeated Edward Faaloloto at WEC 52 in 2010 by TKO.

Taylor (11-6-1, 1NC) has been out of action since UFC 126 in early 2011 when he defeated Gabe Ruediger and this is the third time the UFC has booked him to face Njokuani. He had to pull out of the previous fight bookings due to injury including suffering whiplash in a car accident just days before their scheduled bout at UFC 138.

The current UFC Fight Night 30: Bisping vs. Munoz card is below:

Michael Bisping (24-5) vs. Mark Munoz (13-3)
Ross Pearson (15-6) vs. Melvin Guillard (31-12-2, 1NC)
John Lineker (22-6) vs. Phil Harris (22-10, 1NC)
Jimy Hettes (10-1) vs. Mike Wilkinson (8-1)
Anthony Njokuani (16-7, 1NC) vs. Paul Taylor (11-6-1, 1NC)