"TUF 9" champ James Wilks meets Claude Patrick at UFC 120
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jul 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm ET
"The Ultimate Fighter 9" welterweight champ James Wilks (7-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) goes for his sixth win in seven fights when he meets Claude Patrick (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), a fighter attempting his 12th straight win, at UFC 120.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the fight, which was first reported on Mauro Ranallo's "The Fight Show," with sources close to the event.
Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 120 is expected to take place Oct. 16 at The O2 in London.
The night's main card airs via same-day delay on Spike TV, though it's not clear if Wilks vs. Patrick will be part of the broadcast.
Wilks, fighting in his home country for the second time under the UFC banner, most recently topped Peter Sobotta at UFC 115 in June. Prior to the victory, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt and taekwondo black belt submitted DaMarques Johnson for the "TUF 9" crown before suffering a TKO loss to Matt Brown at UFC 105 in Manchester.
Patrick, a Canadian-based fighter, dominated the regional fight circuit before signing with the UFC. At UFC 115, he submitted Ricardo Funch to extend his current win streak to 11 fights. Remarkably, all of his wins have come via stoppage (nine via submission and three knockout).
Patrick's lone career loss came in his second pro fight, when he suffered a decision loss to UFC vet Drew McFedries at a 2002 Canadian show.