Sources close to the situation confirmed Taylor’s withdraw to MMAWeekly.com.
The nature of Taylor’s injury that will force him out of his bout with Njokuani remains a mystery at this time.
In addition to Taylor’s removal from the card, a report from Fighter’s Only states that Brazilian Rafael Dos Anjos has been selected as a replacement to step in and face Njokuani on the upcoming card.
Dos Anjos is coming off a win at the UFC on Fuel 3 card just last weekend where he made short work of former WEC lightweight Kamal Shalorus.
This is the second time a fight between Njokuani and Taylor has been nixed.
The first time they were scheduled to fight was at last year’s UFC 138 card, but Taylor was involved in a minor traffic accident the week of the bout and was forced to pull out after sustaining a few injuries in the crash.