Welterweights Jess Liaudin (12-9) and Paul Taylor (8-3-1) are booked to scrap on the UFC 85 fight card, which takes place at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, according to a recent MySpace message from "The Joker."
The 170-pound match up is actually a rematch — the two went toe-to-toe under the Cage Rage banner back in 2003 with Taylor pulling out a decision win.
Here's a snip from Liaudin:
"On the 7th of June i will be doing my 4th fight in the UFC and will be fighting against Paul Taylor at UFC 85. I fought Paul about 6 years ago and lost a controversial decision (the fight is available on youtube) so it s a rematch. Paul is a well rounded fighter with good cardio, strength and a big heart. This fight is very important for me as my actual record in the UFC is 2-1 so another loss may mean that i can get booted out."
Liaudin will look to rebound after a first round knockout loss to Marcus Davis at UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" earlier this year. Prior to the defeat he was on a five-fight win streak that included two victories inside the Octagon.
His upcoming opponent, Taylor, also has a loss to Davis on his record — a first round submission via armbar in a sensational fight. He followed up that performance with another loss to Paul Kelly via unanimous decision at UFC 80.
It's safe to say that this fight is also extremely important to Taylor if he wants to remain a UFC fighter.
UFC 85 features the main even between former light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, and undefeated challenger, Rashad Evans. To check out the remaining UFC 85 card click here.