Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; John Makdessi (left) fights Anthony Njokuani in a lightweight bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Let's try this again.
Back before UFC 138 in Nov. 2011, lightweight bangers Anthony Njokuani and Paul Taylor were scheduled to sling leather before the latter was involved in a car accident that forced to him back out. Now, though, they've been booked to square off once again.
Fighters Only brings word that the two will collide at the planned UFC on FUEL TV 4 event that will take place on July 11, 2012, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
It's a quick turnaround for Njokuani, who just competed at the UFC 145: "Jones vs. Evans" event that went down just this past Sat., April 21, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. "The Assassin" earned a unanimous decision win over John Makdessi to continue his pattern of win-one, lose-one.
Does that mean he's got a bad night ahead of him?
The man charged with attempting as much is Taylor, who you may not even remember considering how long he's been on the shelf. The last time the Brit was in action was in Feb. 2011 when he knocked Gabe Ruediger out in the second round at UFC 126.
It was a good thing, too, seeing as he had lost two in a row just prior to that. A win against a game Njokuani sounds like the perfect way to return to the Octagon, no?
UFC on FUEL TV 4 was just recently pegged for the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and will feature a middleweight main event of Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman with top contendership in the 185-pound division on the line.
Also rumored for the card is a light heavyweight bout pitting Brandon Vera vs. James Te Huna.
As always, stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details on this still-developing fight card.