TUF champion James Wilks to look for victory against Claude Patrick

James Wilks will return to the Octagon to take on Canadian Claude Patrick at UFC 120. The card is expected to take place on Oct. 16 at the O2 Arena in London.

“The Fight Show” reported the match up Wednesday.

Wilks won the ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” last year. In the tournament finale, he submitted the favored DaMarques Johnson late in the first round with a rear-naked choke. In his next fight, Matt Brown knocked him out halfway through the third and final round. However, at UFC 115, Wilks came back and took a workman-like decision over Peter Sobotta. His record currently stands at 7-3 with six victories coming by stoppage.

Perhaps one of the best fighters to compete under the IFL banner, Patrick made his UFC debut against Ricardo Funch at UFC 115. Patrick submitted his opponent with a second-round guillotine choke. The win marked his 11th straight win. Patrick has not lost since dropping a decision to Drew McFedries in his second fight back in 2002.

Headlining UFC 120 is a middleweight contest between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Also on the card, Dan Hardy will return for the first time since dropping a decision Georges St. Pierre, as he takes on former WEC champion Carlos Condit.

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