A welterweight match up in the form of James Wilks vs. Claude Patrick is likely to take place at UFC 120 on October 16 in London, England. The event, featuring contests between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama as well Dan Hardy and Carlos Condit is set to air on tape delay on Spike TV in the U.S.
Mauro Ranallo of The Fight Show first reported the bout yesterday.
Wilks disposed of DaMarques Johnson to win The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale last June and has gone 1-1 since being crowned the next "Ultimate Fighter."
While on the Spike TV reality show, James ran through Che Mills and a double shot of Frank Lester as a member of Team UK but really got people talking with his complete domination of Johnson to win the show.
Unfortunately "Lightning" didn't strike twice for Wilks in his second appearance inside the UFC cage. After steamrolling DaMarques Johnson at the June 2009 TUF Finale, he was upset by "The Immortal" Matt Brown in front of his fellow countrymen at UFC 105 last November.
James did recover nicely however, as he got by Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision back at UFC 115: "Liddell vs. Franklin." A second win in a row won't come easy as he takes on the Canada native with an eye-popping 11-fight win streak.
Claude Patrick may not have the name recognition that Wilks holds, but what he does have is an impressive record and a sick ground game to go with it.
"The Prince" just recently made his Octagon debut in victorious fashion defeating Ricardo Funch via guillotine in round two at UFC 115.
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