joe-lauzon-21.jpgVeteran lightweights Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) have been scheduled for a meeting later this year at UFC on FOX 9.

UFC officials announced the bout overnight.

“UFC on FOX 9: Pettis vs. Thomson” takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.

It’s not clear where Lauzon vs. Danzig, two veterans of “The Ultimate Fighter,” will be placed on the lineup.

Although once in title contention, Lauzon now finds himself in a must-wins situation following back-to-back losses and three defeats in his past four fights. While one of the 155-pound division’s most entertaining fighters and a fan favorite, his past two bouts – against Jim Miller and Michael Johnson – have ended in unanimous-decision losses.

Lauzon, who’s won a UFC record 12 fight-night bonuses, now meets Danzig, who’s also lost two straight and three of his past four. The three-time “Fight of the Night” winner most recently suffered a second-round TKO loss to Melvin Guillard. Prior to that, he suffered a narrow split-decision defeat to Takanori Gomi.

The latest UFC on FOX 9 card includes:

For more on UFC on FOX 9, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Joe Lauzon)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Broadcast veteran Todd Grisham joins commentary desk for UFC Fight Night 103

  • 20 days ago
  • 7 views

Todd Grisham will join the commentary desk for next week’s FS1-televised UFC Fight Night 103, the veteran on-air personality today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Joe Lauzon Thinks He Lost to Marcin Held; Here's The Scorecard | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

The UFC Fight Night 103 co-main event between lightweights Joe Lauzon and Marcin Held ended in a split decision in favor of Lauzon. read news >>

Here's the latest lineup for Saturday's 'UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena'

  • a day ago
  • 27 views

The UFC is off this weekend but returns Saturday. Check out the latest fight card for “UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena.”Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 broadcast lineup set, Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight kicks off main card

  • an hour ago
  • 6 views

The lineup is set for Saturday’s UFC on FOX 23 lineup is complete, and a featherweight matchup kicks off the evening’s four-bout main card.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Jorge Masvidal aims to make Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone pay for stealing opponents

  • 20 minutes ago
  • 0 views

UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal can point to the UFC octagon and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as two major sources of financial woe.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: Din Thomas and Fight Night Phoenix recap

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Din Thomas joins UFC Unfiltered to break down the results of UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn, Robbie Lawler leaving American Top Team, Din and Matt's experiences at UFC 33, Woodley vs. Wonderboy read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Road to the Octagon: Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 hours ago
  • 74 views

Heavyweights collide at UFC on FOX 23, as former champ Andrei Arlovski faces the division’s fastest rising prospect Francis Ngannou. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Road to the Octagon: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 hours ago
  • 75 views

No. 1-ranked women's bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her ascent by knocking off No. 2 ranked Julianna Pena in the UFC on FOX 23 main event. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Road to the Octagon: Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 hours ago
  • 63 views

In the co-main event at UFC on FOX 23, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is seeking a fifth straight victory in a showdown with Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. read news >>

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 15 hours ago
  • 4 views

We want your predictions for the upcoming UFC on FOX 23 event in Denver.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>