Marcus Davis (14-4) will take on British fighter Paul Kelly (8-0) at UFC 89 on October 19th in Birmingham, England, according to MMAJunkie.com.
The fall fight will be Davis’ fifth consecutive bout in the UK after fighting in the country at UFC 72, UFC 75, UFC 85, and, most-recently, UFC 85 in June. A cast member on The Ultimate Figther 2, Davis left the UFC temporarily following an Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale loss to Melvin Guillard. After racking up five wins outside of the UFC Davis returned to the octagon in late-2006, winning six straight bouts over Forrest Petz, Shonie Carter, Pete Spratt, Jason Tan, Paul Taylor, and Jess Liaudin. In his last bout, Davis had his UFC win streak snapped, dropping a unanimous decision to Mike Swick at UFC 85.
In his UFC debut, Kelly defeated Paul Taylor via unanimous decision at UFC 80 in January.
Bout agreements have not yet been signed for the fight but both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup.