Mixed martial arts fans will witness the UFC’s first-ever Brit-versus-Brit bout when undefeated Paul Kelly takes on Paul Taylor at UFC 80 “Rapid Fire” on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. A member of the Wolfslair Academy – home to Michael Bisping, light heavyweight winner from season three of “The Ultimate Fighter” – Kelly has signed a four-fight deal with the promotion.
Kelly (6-0) began his professional career in 2005, with a match against Nigel Whitear at FX3 “Battle of Britain.” The bout lasted all of 54 seconds. In the two years since, the welterweight has finished off five more opponents. Five of his six wins have come in the opening round.
Taylor (8-2-1, 1-1 UFC), meanwhile, has already fought in two of the three UFC shows in the UK and is coming off a submission loss to Marcus Davis at UFC 75 in September.
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