Report: Lightweights Joe Lauzon, Michael Johnson to Meet at UFC on Fox Sports 1



The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on Fox Sports 1 has its second bout, as lightweights Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson have reportedly agreed to square off on Aug. 17. MMAWeekly.com first reported the pairing on Monday.

UFC on Fox Sports 1 takes place at TD Garden in Boston and is also expected to include a welterweight showdown between Matt Brown and Thiago Alves. The UFC has not officially announced any bouts for the card.

Lauzon competed three times in 2012, most recently dropping a unanimous decision to Jim Miller in a “Fight of the Year” candidate at UFC 155. Prior to that, the Bridgewater, Mass., native suffered a first-round knockout loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC 144 before submitting Jamie Varner in the third round at UFC on Fox 4.

Johnson, meanwhile, will attempt to rebound from back-to-back losses -- a third round submission defeat to Reza Madadi in at UFC on Fuel TV 9 and unanimous decision setback to Myles Jury at UFC 155. The Blackzilians representative was victorious in his first three appearances of 2012, besting Shane Roller, Tony Ferguson and Danny Castillo.

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

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 49: "Henderson vs. dos Anjos" from inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Get compl read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is making some last minute changes to its upcoming UFC Fight Night 50: "Jacare vs. Mousasi" fight card and line up, set for this Friday night (Sept. 5, 2014) insi read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to FOX Sports 1 this Friday night (Sept. 5, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 50: "Jacare vs. Mousasi 2" from Foxwoods Resort Casino on Mashantucket Reservation read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 50 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight scrapper Michael Chiesa was stopped by Joe Lauzon in the second round of their UFC Fight Night 50 lightweight showdown (recap), after the attending ph read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 134 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released its first teaser promo for season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on FOX Sports 1, featuring 16 of the world's top female strawweight prospects, who read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomers, Cain Carrizosa and Chris Wade, will compete in a lightweight contest at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Ni Hao! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight marauder Michael Bisping is on the ground in Macau, China, to help promote his UFC Fight Night 48 main event against local hero Cung Le, whic read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence. With a collection of s read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 17 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has paired one of its most likable fighters with perhaps its most hated figure. read news >>