A lightweight bout between two of the lightweights finest cap off a jam-packed card for UFC on Fox 4. Former WEC champ Jamie Varner (20-6-1) and Joe Lauzon will be in charge of kicking off the action on the UFC’s fourth appearance on broadcast television.
The event takes place Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Expected headlliners are Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera in the main bout. Co-main events will be Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida, and Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell.
Lauzon may have suffered a setback after a KO kick loss to the last WEC champ Anthony Pettis, but prior to that the former prospect went on a 5-2 run, taking out notables Melvin Guillard, Gabe Ruediger and Jeremy Stephens.
Varner will be looking for his fourth straight victory. The former champ shocked many being a late replacement in his return to the UFC against Edson Barboza where he showcased a first round TKO finish of the prospect. Once again Varner looks to be the UFC’s savior as he steps in for Terry Etim to take on Lauzon.
Here is the now completed UFC on Fox 4 card.
MAIN CARD (FOX)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera
Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell
Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV)
Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
Rob Broughton vs. Matt Mitrione
Phil De Fries vs. Oli Thompson
DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick
Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya
Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa