Gray Maynard Suffers Knee Injury; Joe Lauzon to Face Replacement Jim Miller at UFC 155



Gray Maynard has pulled out of his UFC 155 clash with Joe Lauzon due to a knee injury. Promotion officials announced the news Wednesday, revealing that Jim Miller will now face Lauzon in Maynard’s stead.

Headlined by a heavyweight title rematch pitting reigning champion Junior dos Santos against former titleholder Cain Velasquez, UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The evening’s main card, which airs live on pay-per-view, will also see rising contender Phil Davis do battle with former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

Miller, 29, posted seven consecutive UFC victories from July 2009 to March 2011 before stumbling against future champion Benson Henderson last summer. The New Jersey native rebounded from the defeat by submitting the hard-hitting Melvin Guillard this past January before tapping to a Nate Diaz guillotine choke on May 5 at UFC on Fox 3.

Lauzon has won three of his last four fights, most recently submitting ex-WEC titlist Jamie Varner on Aug. 4. In his 13 UFC appearances, Lauzon has bested the likes of former lightweight champion Jens Pulver, hard-punching Jeremy Stephens and Guillard. The 28-year-old holds 18 of his 22 victories via submission and has gone the distance just once in his eight years as a pro.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

Gray Maynard will welcome Alexander Yakovlev to the lightweight division at UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4 in Fairfax, Va., according to UFC officials Monday afternoon.Maynard (11-4-1, 1 no-contest) h read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Joe Lauzon took a few minutes before his UFC 183 bout with Al Iaquinta to talk with Phoenix Carnevale about his first fight, and the first time he stepped in a cage, as well as some interesting tidbi read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

LAS VEGAS – Joe Lauzon has been awarded more fight-night bonuses than anyone in UFC history. Al Iaquinta, his UFC 183 opponent, isn’t looking to help him get any more.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars Joe Lauzon and Miesha Tate -- who both compete at the UFC 183: "Silva vs. Diaz" pay-per-view (PPV) later tonight (Sat., Jan. 31, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

This is the UFC 183 live blog for Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Lauzon, who has won three of his past five fi read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Al Iaquinta took a very big TKO win over Joe Lauzon in their UFC 183 lightweight fight. Al Iaquinta fought smart, and it helped him to earn a stoppage over a very durable fighter. On the feet, no les read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 runner up, Al Iaquinta, took perhaps his biggest step up in competition tonight (Jan. 31, 2015) at UFC 183, taking on Octagon veteran Joe Lauzon in a meaningful Lightwei read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

LAS VEGAS – Al Iaquinta and Joe Lauzon met in a bout that many expected could produce a post-fight bonus, something Lauzon has been better at collecting than anyone else in UFC history.Filed under: N read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

“Raging” Al Iaquinta extended his winning streak to three consecutive fights by finishing notoriously tough Joe Lauzon at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz in Las Vegas on Saturday. read news >>