Paul Taylor, who is well known to American MMA fans for his all out brawling style which earned him three “fight of the night” bonuses and his presence on virtually every card the UFC holds in the U.K. has been forced to withdraw from UFC 95 due to injuries he sustained in his last fight; a decision loss to Chris Lytle at UFC 89.
According to his management, through Fighter’s Only, Taylor has been unable to recover substantially from the broken ribs he suffered in his battle against Lytle and will be forced to pull out of his rumored match up with TUF 7 alum Matt Brown.
Expect to catch Taylor on the UFC’s subsequent trip to the U.K. however as the Brit recently signed a new four fight deal.
UFC 95 is set to take place at London’s O2 Arena on Feb. 21 of next year and was rumored to feature a match up between Anderson Silva and Chuck Liddell, however that fight appears unlikely at this juncture and the UFC hasn’t named a headliner just yet but the following fights are likely:
Rory Markham vs. Dan Hardy
Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim
Matt Brown vs. TBD
Neil Grove vs. Stefan Struve