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Paul Taylor drops to lightweight to face John Gunderson at UFC 112

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British fighter Paul Taylor (10-5) will make the move from welterweight to lightweight when he takes on John Gunderson (22-7) at UFC 112 from Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi on April 10, according to Hector Castro of the Ground and Pound, in conjunction with Rear Naked Choke Radio.

Taylor is making the move following a unanimous decision loss to John Hathaway at UFC 105. Though an always entertaining fighter -- having been honored with three "Fight of the Night" awards -- Taylor has dropped four of his last six fights at 170 pounds, meaning the the move to lightweight is probably for the best.

Gunderson -- a veteran of 29 professional MMA fights -- is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Rafaello Oliveira in his promotional debut at UFC 108 earlier this year. Prior to that bout, Gunderson had won five of his last six contests, including a three-fight win streak leading up to his contest at Oliveira.

It is tough to tell how this fight will play out as Gunderson obviously has far more experience at lightweight, but hasn't faced the caliber of guys that Taylor has.

UFC 112 is shaping up to be a complete blockbuster event. Two titles will be on the line as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight crown against Vitor Belfort, and lightweight kingpin BJ Penn will put his belt on the line when he takes on a red-hot Frankie Edgar. UFC 112 will also feature an intriguing bout between former champ Matt Hughes and UFC newcomer Renzo Gracie.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for all things UFC 112.

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