The steady drumbeat of UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" match ups continues with news of two more bouts for the event in Newcastle, England, on January 19 from The Metro Radio Arena.
British fighters Paul Taylor (8-2-1) and Paul Kelly (6-0) will meet in a welterweight showdown and Antoni Hardonk (5-4) will clash with Colin Robinson (8-3) in a heavyweight tilt, according to The Sun.
Taylor was putting the screws to the super talented Marcus Davis his last time out at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" before being submitted via armbar toward the tail end of round one. It was a an amazing demonstration of resilience on behalf of Davis and a disappointing setback for Taylor after winning his Octagon debut against Edilberto Crocata back in April.
His next opponent -- Kelly -- is undefeated and will be making his Octagon debut. He trains at Wolfslair MMA Academy with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 light heavyweight winner, Michael Bisping.
Hardonk is riding a two-fight losing streak against Justin McCully (UFC Fight Night 9) and former heavyweight champion, Frank Mir (UFC 74). A loss to Robinson -- who is winless inside the Octagon (0-1) -- could signal the end of the Dutch fighter's tenure in the UFC for the near-term.
"Big C" is a well-known mixed martial artist in the United Kingdom out of Ireland. Prior to his technical knockout loss to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 72: "Victory" he was considered a solid international prospect within the division.
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