Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 6/27/12

With Terry Etim bowing out with an undisclosed injury, Joe Lauzon (Pictured) will now face Jamie Varner at “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera.” The promotion announced the lightweight affair Wednesday night via Twitter.

Varner is fresh off serving up an upset special over Edson Barboza at UFC 146. The May contest was “C-4′s” first big league bout. The former WEC champion wasn’t transition over to the UFC when the blue cage closed its doors in December 2010.

Lauzon was last seen being put to sleep by Anthony Pettis at UFC 144. J-Lau has only won five of his last nine scraps.

The 155-pound shootout is expected to appear in the main card.

Staples Center in Los Angeles, California hosts the August 4th bash.

FOX will broadcast the featured fights live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

Josh Grispi vs. Pablo Garza

Nam Phan vs. Cole Miller

Michihiro Omigawa vs. Manny Gamburyan

Oli Thompson vs. Phil De Fries

Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado

Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson

Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton

Main Card:


Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner

Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell

Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera

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