Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon UFC 155The first live UFC event on Fox Sports 1 isn’t until Aug. 17, but the fight card is already starting to come together.

MMAWeekly.com sources revealed that the latest addition to the fight card is a lightweight bout pitting Joe Lauzon against Michael Johnson.

The event is slated for the TD Gardens in Boston, and marks the launch of Fox’s new nationwide sports network, FS1.

Both fighters have something to prove heading into this fight.

Lauzon (22-8) – a native of Massachusetts – fights on his home turf, but is battling back from a loss to Jim Miller to close out 2012. It was a back-and-forth battle that earned Fight of the Night honors, but in this age of short leashes on losses in the Octagon, no fighter wants to drop back-to-back bouts.

Johnson (12-8), however, is likely teetering on the edge of a much more perilous position than Lauzon.

He is The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 runner-up, but holds a 4-4 record in the Octagon and is coming off of consecutive losses to Myles Jury and Reza Madadi.

The UFC has yet to announce a main event for the Aug. 17 fight card, but it is also expected to include the welterweight return of Thiago Alves, who faces Matt Brown.

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

Related News

Jeremy Stephens ready to 'put the pain' on Frankie Edgar at UFC 205

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

NEW YORK – Jeremy Stephens isn’t the kind of guy who watches tape, thinks about the future or really spends any time on anything beyond getting in the cage and roughing up the man standing across the read news >>

Champ Michael Bisping shuts down Chris Weidman's title-shot claim: 'I make the (expletive) decisions'

  • 28 days ago
  • 27 views

NEW YORK – Champion Michael Bisping isn’t buying Chris Weidman’s recent claims that he’s been guaranteed the next UFC middleweight title shot with a victory over Yoel Romero tonight at UFC 205.Filed read news >>

UFC 205 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov taps out Michael Johnson, calls for title shot

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

NEW YORK – For a brief moment, it looked as though Michael Johnson had found a weakness to exploit in the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, stinging him with a high-pace striking attack.Filed under: Ne read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Decimates Michael Johnson (UFC 205 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

Second-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten streak to 24 fights on Saturday when he decimated sixth-ranked Michael Johnson at UFC 205. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Subs Michael Johnson (UFC 205 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 26 views

Check out Khabib Nurmagomedov's submission finish of Michael Johnson in this UFC 205 Fight Highlights video. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Michael Johnson Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 205

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Khabib Nurmagomedov had everything on the line at Saturday's UFC 205. Dominance and bad luck have defined the Russian grappler's career. Catastrophic injuries have consistently weighed down big wins, read news >>

Conor McGregor next? Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley says it's a no-win proposition

  • 27 days ago
  • 97 views

NEW YORK – UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley isn’t sold on an immediate rematch with Stephen Thompson. He’s also not sure Conor McGregor is a better option.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, U read news >>

Kevin Lee: Eddie Alvarez 'embarrassed entire division' vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 205

  • 24 days ago
  • 108 views

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Kevin Lee isn’t happy with how easily Eddie Alvarez allowed Conor McGregor to take reign of the UFC lightweight division with his title-winning victory at UFC 205.Filed un read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Is So Terrifying He Told Michael Johnson to Give up During Their Fight | FIGHTLAND

  • 23 days ago
  • 42 views

Photo by Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports In this new Conor McGregor age of MMA, this money-fight/big-media era, when a fighter’s position in the rankings mean less than his ability to sell himself and t read news >>

Ryan Bader Mauls Rogerio Nogueira (UFC Sao Paulo Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Watch the highlights from the UFC Sao Paulo main event between light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Rogerio Nogui read news >>