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Paul Taylor Out, Al Iaquinta Will Now Face Anthony Njokuani at Fight Night 30


UFC officials have announced that Al Iaquinta will step in for an injured Paul Taylor at UFC Fight Night 30. Taylor had previously been paired with Anthony Njokuani in a main card match up.

Iaquinta, a TUF 15 finalist, is coming off of his first UFC win, a decision over Ryan Couture back in August. Previously, Iaquinta had dropped his promotional debut against Michael Chiesa during the show’s finale. He is currently 6-2-1 in his MMA career.

Njokuani meanwhile has been alternating wins and losses since his UFC debut in 2011. He’s so far amassed a 3-3 record in the organization, including a recent KO win over Roger Bowling at UFC on FOX 7. Njokuani holds an 11-6 record overall.

UFC Fight Night 30 will take place on October 26 at the Manchester Arena in England. It will be headlined by a bout between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz.

The updated card is as follows:

• Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz
• Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
• Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa
• Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
• Magnus Cedenblad vs. Alessio Sakara
• Phil Harris vs. John Lineker
• Al Iaquinta vs. Anthony Njokuani
• Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
• Jessica Andrade vs. Rosi Sexton
• Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle
• Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
• Michael Kuiper vs. Brad Scott