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UFC lightweight favorite and future Hall of Violence inductee Joe 'Fight of the Night' Lauzon was a no brainer for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17th. It was just a matter of who would be blessed with the opportunity to share a bonus check with him. That man will be none other than TUF 12 finalist Michael 'The Menace' Johnson.
On paper this is a gimme for Lauzon. Make no mistake about it, this is a match up, like his fight against Gabe Ruediger back at UFC 118 in Boston, that was made to get the hometown crowd buzzing for one of their all-time greats. The only difference between this contest and the Ruediger bout is that Michael Johnson could make this a dog fight. Win or lose, Lauzon's job is not on the line here. He's a UFC lifer that continues to fall just short of a title shot. Johnson on the other hand finds himself in a risk vs. reward situation. A loss against Lauzon would be his third in as many fights and could send him directly to the unemployment line.
So why would Johnson take a risk like this against a man in Lauzon who enters this contest as a odds on favorite with the home cage advantage? It's simple. An upset victory for 'The Menace' over Lauzon in Boston would be a career defining moment. This my friends and enemies is one scrap that you will not want to miss. Just ask Mr. Lauzon himself.
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The UFC’s return to Boston has added yet another bout to its card. Native Bostonian Joe Lauzon will face Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and the UFC has obliged him. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place August 17, 2013 at the TD Bank Garden in [...]
Another match-up is in the works for the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 event in Boston. Lightweights Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson are expected to meet inside the octagon on August 17th. The news was first revealed by MMAWeekly.comand was later confirmed by UFC officials.
Joe Lauzon is coming off a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance back at UFC 155 against Jim Miller where he...
There was no doubt that home town fighter Joe Lauzon would make it on the inaugural FOX Sports 1 card in Boston, and now it is official. Joe Lauzon will be taking on Blackzilian fighter Michael Johnson in a lightweight match up. Both fighters lost their last outing and Johnson is currently riding a two fight losing streak. Lauzon doesn’t know how to be in a boring fight and...
As expected, Joe Lauzon (pictured) will be performing in front of his hometown when the Octagon returns to Boston. The lightweight confirmed Monday evening he’ll meet Michael Johnson at UFC on FS1 1 on August 17.
Lauzon is looking to bounce back from December’s thrilling unanimous decision defeat to Jim Miller. J-Lau has won three of his past five scraps.
UFC's debut on FOX Sports 1 is taking shape as two bouts were added to the Aug. 17 event.
Joe Lauzon will face Michael Johnson in a lightweight bout, and a welterweight fight between Matt Brown and Thiago Alves will be on the undercard, FOXSports.com confirmed on Monday.
The card in Boston -- which coincides with the debut of FOX Sports 1 -- will be part of nearly eight hours...