Two TUF vets will look to get back on the winning track, by handing the other their third consecutive loss, as Mac Danzig and Joe Lauzon have reportedly agree to scrap at UFC on FOX 9. The December 14th card will go down in Sacramento, California.
Lauzon (22-9) is coming off back-to-back unanimous decisions losses to Jim Miller and Michael Johnson, where “J-Lau” took some heavy shots but kept coming. Prior to the defeats, the rugged vet tapped out Jamie Varner with a third round, triangle choke at UFC on FOX 4 last August. Lauzon is 2-3 in his last five bouts, with his other win coming over Melvin Guillard, and the loss versus newly crowned lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.
Danzig (21-11-1) was knocked out by Guillard in his last outing at UFC on FOX 8, which followed a split decision loss to Takanori Gomi in November. Before that, the former TUF winner worked his way to a unanimous decision over Efrain Escudero at UFC 145 last April. The vet is also 2-3 in his last five tilts. Danzig’s other victory during that stretch was a KO win over Joe Stevenson in December, 2010.
So, considering the aggressive approach of both Danzig and Lauzon, this promises to be an entertaining fight. It’s also a huge bout for both men, as despite their extensive run with the UFC, a third consecutive defeat would be a massive setback.
UFC on FOX 9 will be hosted by Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena and will feature Pettis taking on Josh Thomson in the main event. Other confirmed bouts included Urijah Faber versus Michael McDonald and Chad Mendes versus Nik Lentz.
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