Two UFC fights are in the works, according to media reports, with The Ultimate Fighter 11 competitors Kyle Noke and Chris Camozzi squaring off in a UFC 127 middleweight bout and Paul Taylor facing Gabe Ruediger in a UFC 126 lightweight match.
MMAWeekly confirmed the Noke vs. Camozzi news. Noke (18-4-1), an Australian native, would have the homefield advantage over Camozzi, with UFC 127 set to take place on February 27 in Sydney. Noke and Camozzi are both currently 2-0 in their UFC careers.
Meanwhile, MMAWeekly originally reported the Taylor vs. Ruediger bout for the same event, but MMAJunkie confirmed that the bout is targeted for UFC 126 on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. Taylor had gone 3-4 in the UFC while campaigning at 170, before losing his first lightweight bout by split decision to Sam Stout at UFC 121. As for Ruediger, he returned to the UFC for the first time in four years, taking a short notice bout against Joe Lauzon that he lost via first round submission. It snapped Ruediger’s six fight win streak.