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Report: Paul Taylor unable to compete at UFC 95 due to injury

A rumored welterweight bout to take place at UFC 95 in London, England at the O2 Arena on February 21 between Matt Brown and Paul Taylor won’t have a chance to become official.

According to a report by the UK-based magazine Fighters Only, Taylor is taking longer to recover than expected from broken ribs sustained in a bout vs. Chris Lytle at UFC 89.

The magazine was also the first to report that Taylor had recently signed a new four-fight contract with the promotion. The 9-4-1 British fighter received the new contract in spite of a 2-3 lifetime record inside the Octagon.

In addition to his unanimous decision loss against Lytle, Taylor has has also suffered defeats at the hands of Paul Kelly at UFC 80 and Marcus Davis at UFC 75. His fight with Kelly earned him a share of the coveted “Fight of the Night” award.

Taylor’s wins have come against Jess Liaudin via split decision at UFC 85 and Edilberto de Oliveira by way of a third round TKO.

A new opponent for Brown has yet to be determined. Thus far the only other reported fight for UFC 95 is a lightweight encounter between Justin Buchholz and Terry Etim.

  • Binners says:

    I hope they can reschedule that would be a sick fight

  • Dayzah says:

    Taylor would ko Brown in rd 1 , matt should be thankful he got hurt.

  • Bullylover says:

    I don’t know about that.taylor is a small welter weight not a very strong one in the clinch or against the cage(lytle fight).Brown has fought at 185 before and has a descent size advantage over taylor plus his best weapons are his clinch game and his kickboxing. i can also see him overpowering taylor on the ground as wel. Either way i see Brown winning by either sub in the 2nd or by a 3rd rd tko.

  • KTru says:

    Taylor KO Brown?
    That made me laugh for the firs time today.
    Brown has already shown he has a granite chin in his time in the octagon.
    Taylor is only around because he puts on good fights in front of his own country.
    Lytle could have ended that fight anytime he wants if he takes it to ground.

    But thanks for the laugh

  • wade says:

    Matt Brown all day for this one! I knew Taylor pre ufc and he was a bad ass and could go all the way, but his trainers just aint teaching him nowt! Advice for my old mate would be “go and train with bisping and learn real mma cos the UTC aint doing you any favours, and I’m sick of saying how good you should be!”.


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