Lightweights Joe Lauzon, Gray Maynard Set to Square Off at UFC 155 in Las Vegas



The UFC’s year-end card has added a bout between two of the lightweight division’s top talents, as Gray Maynard will lock horns with Joe Lauzon on Dec. 29.

Promotion officials on Monday announced that Maynard and Lauzon had verbally agreed to the pairing, which will take place in Las Vegas at UFC 155. A venue for the event, which is expected to include a heavyweight title rematch between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, has yet to be announced.

Lauzon is coming off a memorable third-round submission victory over Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox 4, a bout that ranks among the best of 2012. The Massachusetts native earned both “Fight of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” honors for his efforts, giving him 11 post-fight bonuses in his UFC career. “J-Lau” has won three of his last four fights overall, with his only loss coming to Anthony Pettis during that time.

After twice failing to wrest the lightweight crown from Frankie Edgar in 2011, Maynard got back in the win column with a split-decision triumph over Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4 in June. “The Bully” also owns notable victories over Edgar, Kenny Florian, Nate Diaz and Jim Miller during his UFC career.

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

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 120 views

Watch Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Lauzon full fight video highlights from UFC 183's main card above, courtesy of FOX Sports. UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz took place January 31, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC’s return to Virginia in April continues to build with the addition of a new lightweight bout. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Two fighters looking to halt losing skids will collide when Gray Maynard welcomes Alexander Yakovlev to the lightweight division at UFC Fight Night “Mendes vs. Lamas.” read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

It’s been six months since Gray Maynard set foot in the Octagon, but he’s now slated to return at UFC Fight Night 63. read news >>

  • 28 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 >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 5 views

Pay no attention to the drug testing behind the curtain! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hijacked this week's conversation about performance-enhancing drugs and turned it into a debate about win read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

LAS VEGAS – Derek Brunson probably was in his rights to get all up in Ed Herman’s face after he basically blew him up at UFC 183. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Opponent TBD. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit hasn't seen the inside of the Octagon since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in March read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

At UFC 183, Anderson Silva and Joe Lauzon, two of the most prolific bonus winners in UFC history, appeared inside the Octagon. While The Spider did win in the main event, neither he nor Lauzon was ab read news >>