Jesse Taylor has put pen to paper on a three-fight contract with Cage Warriors and his term with the organisation will start with a bang next month.
Taylor, a member of the renowned Team Quest camp, will challenge for the CWFC welterweight title against current champion Gael Grimaud in the main event at CWFC Fight Night 6 in Bahrain on May 3.
The bout will provide Grimaud with his first opportunity to defend the belt he captured courtesy of a second-round TKO victory over Arni Isaksson at Fight Night 2 in Jordan last September.
Taylor, who has fought on several top shows such as the UFC, Strikeforce and Dream, came to prominence as a cast member on Season 7 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2008.
The 29-year-old has recorded notable wins over the likes of Jorge Ortiz, Matt Major (both ex-Bellator), Rico Altamirano (ex-Strikeforce), Drew Fickett, Jason Day, Denis Kang (all ex-UFC), current UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi and top UK star Tom Watson.
“I’m very pleased to be signed with Cage Warriors,” said Taylor. “This is what I do; travel the world, perfecting my craft and collecting belts. It’s all part of my journey to the top and I couldn’t have asked for a better show.”