Top British welterweight Paul Taylor will be back in action this summer and is scheduled to fight at UFC 99.
The event will be the UFC’s first venture into mainland Europe and it will be the first time that Taylor has fought overseas for the organisation.
His last fight was a three-round war with Chris Lytle at UFC 89, which left him with severe rib damage that included a displaced fracture.
The awkward nature of the injury prolonged his healing time and Taylor was forced to turn down fights on UFC 95 and UFC 97 because of it.
But he expects to be fit and well in time for UFC 99, where he will make his sixth appearance in the world’s top mixed martial arts league.
Taylor - officially nicknamed ’Relentless’ - has also earned himself the unofficial nickname ‘Mr Bonus’ in UFC circles after earning ‘Fight of the Night’ honours three times in five fights.
Also appearing at UFC 99 will be Stefan Struve, the Dutch heavyweight who was stopped early in the first round of his UFC 95 fight with Junior Dos Santos.
Struve, who turned 21 recently, feared he would be axed from the UFC afterwards but the organisation will give him a shot at redemption on the UFC 99 card.
Both Taylor and Struve have been offered opponents but bout agreements are yet to be signed. Fighters Only expects to learn further details of the fights later this week.
UFC 99 takes place on Saturday June 13th at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. It will be headlined by a catch weight clash between Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva. http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=1988
i see big potential in Stefan..he has alot of wins under his belt..and that should come in handy in the UFC..with his tall height..he'll be a difficult person to fight..for anyone in the HW division..lookin forward to his return...