Former Elite XC number one welterweight contender and Cage Rage champion, Paul Daley (21-8-2) , is expected to make his Octagon debut against fellow promotional newcomer Brian Foster (10-3) at UFC 103 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19, according to MMAWeekly.com.
UFC apparently wasted no time booking "Semtex" for a fight after recently inking the British brawler to a four-fight deal just a few days ago.
He seemed to be a lock for the upcoming United Kingdom show, UFC 105 on Nov. 14; however, Daley may have wanted to fight sooner because he won't be in action tonight. He was training to collide with Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron at Affliction: "Trilogy" later on this evening before the event was scrapped.
Daley is currently enjoying back-to-back wins after dropping two out of three to Nick "The Goat" Thompson and Jake Shields prior to that. He most recently put his stamp on Junior Barata, needing less than three minutes to take care of business.
The hard-hitting Brit will look to do the same against Foster; however, he may not get the chance if he can't stay upright.
Foster is a member of Matt Hughes' H.I.T. Squad in Granite City, Ill., which would indicate that he is a very solid wrestler -- something that could give a guy like Daley fits. However, in his 10 career wins, Foster has almost an even split between (technical) knockouts (six) and submissions (four).
He most recently scored a first round knockout over Kyle Baker at Shine Fights: "Genesis" back in May and made quick work of Mike Jackson before that with a three-second stoppage.
UFC 103 will feature a new-look main event between Rich "Ace" Franklin and Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort at a 195-pound catchweight. Also slated for the main card is a heavyweight tilt between former PRIDE superstar Mirko Cro Cop and surging heavyweight prospect Junior Dos Santos.
In addition, Martin Kampmann and Mike Swick will collide to determine the number one contender for Georges St. Pierre’s 170-pound title.
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