The Sept. 14 World Series of Fighting 5 show will host the opening round of a four-man middleweight tournament, a format that will eventually produce a No. 1 contender for the soon-to-be-established divisional championship.
Though the promotion made those plans official on Thursday, they didn't announce how the other participant in a middleweight title match would be established.
Mutapcic and Taylor both come into the fight riding respectable win streaks. Mutapcic, who will be making his WSOF debut, has won five straight to raise his record to 13-2, while Taylor (26-9) has captured six in a row.
The card will emanate from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.