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Paul Taylor meets John Makdessi at UFC on Versus 5

A lightweight bout between Paul Taylor (11-6-1) and John Makdessi (9-0) is now official for August’s UFC on Versus 5 event, which takes place Aug. 14 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

The night’s main card, including a Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle welterweight main event, airs live on Versus.

Taylor vs. Makdessi is slated for the preliminary card, which likely will stream on Facebook and YouTube.


UFC 134 gets Loveland vs. Jabouin

Bantamweights Yves Jabouin and Ian Loveland are set to square off in a UFC 134 bout on August 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the the fighters had verbally agree to fight.

The fight will be Jabouin’s first bout in the bantamweight division, after dropping from featherweight.


Erik Koch to face Jonathan Brookins at Battle on the Bayou

New Orleans will see young guns Erik Koch and Jonathan Brookins meet in a featherweight collision September 17.

Dana White confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the September 17 UFC Fight Night event in New Orleans.

Brookins will return to the featherweight division after winning The Ultimate Fighter 12 at lightweight.

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