Liaudin-Taylor Booked for UFC 85 in June


Jess Liaudin weighs-in for UFC 80: Rapid Fire. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jess Liaudin will return to action against fellow welterweight Paul Taylor when the Ultimate Fighting Championship travels overseas to London, England for UFC 85.

Liaudin recently revealed the matchup via a MySpace message.

“On June 7th I’ll be doing my fourth fight in the UFC against Paul Taylor at UFC 85,” Liaudin said in the message. “Paul is a well-rounded fighter with good cardio, strength, and a big heart. The fight is very important to me as another loss may mean that I can get booted out of the UFC.”

UFC 85 will feature a light heavyweight contenders match between former champion Chuck Liddell and “Ultimate Fighter” season two winner Rashad Evans. Heavyweight standouts Fabricio Werdum and Brandon Vera will also clash.

Liaudin and Taylor have actually fought before in the past. Liaudin dropped a controversial decision to his opponent at a Cage Rage show in 2002. The native of France recently inked a new three-fight deal with the UFC following his recent loss to Marcus Davis at UFC 80.

After stopping Edilberto de Oliveira with strikes in his UFC debut, Taylor has gone on to lose two consecutive fights to Davis and Paul Kelly.

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