Ex-TUF'er Taylor gets back on track with win at 'Shockwave'
Taylor was later invited back to try for a spot in the UFC, but fell short, losing to fellow Season 7 cast member
He has since been working his way back into contention for the bigger promotions, like the UFC, by fighting on smaller regional promotions.
On Saturday night, he racked up his fourth straight victory and added the King of Champions middleweight championship to his resume by defeating up-and-comer
Taylor took Camozzi down at will, and often, throughout the course of their three-round bout. Camozzi fought well off his back, defending the better part of Taylor's ground and pound tactics. He had a difficult time mounting much offense, save for an omo plata attempt in the third round that looked close to snatching him a win.
It would not be, however, as Taylor escaped the shoulder lock and road out the rest of the fight for the win, stripping Camozzi of his title belt.
The bout marked a move up in weight for Taylor, who normally fights in the 170-pound welterweight class. The move definitely gave him a boost in the strength department, but seemed to limit his arsenal a little bit, as he seemed content to shoot for the takedown and grind away with a ground and pound attack.
According to Taylor's Team Quest trainer,
The win should put him on the short list for a return shot at the UFC or a call to one of the other bigger promotions on the block, possibly Strikeforce or Affliction.
In the night's co-main event, King of Champions lightweight titleholder