The 32-year-old Nigeria native will be taking on British scrapper Paul Taylor in a lightweight contest at the impending UFC on Fuel 4 fight card, which is expected to take place on July 11 in San Jose, California. FightersOnly first reported the bout.
Njokuani (15-6, 1 NC) rebounded from a split decision loss to Danny Castillo that took place at UFC 141 this past December when he defeated Makdessi, bringing his UFC record to an even 2-2. The talented striker has defeated Andre Winner and lost to Edson Barboza (in a Fight of the Night earning performance) during his four-fight stint with the promotion. Prior to entering the UFC, Njokuani had put together a 4-3 record in the WEC that included three Knockout of the Night bonuses.
Taylor (11-6-1, 1 NC), also 32, most recently appeared in action at UFC 126 in February of last year, knocking out Gabe Ruediger in the second round of their fight. Also predominantly a striker, the Englishman has been part of the UFC’s roster since UFC 70, having amassed a 4-5 record with the promotion.
Taylor and Njokuani were due to meet at UFC 138 last November, but the bout was cancelled when Taylor suffered minor injuries in a car wreck.