by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A lightweight match has been added to the UFC 108 undercard. Dan Lauzon makes his return to the Octagon to face American Top Team fighter Cole Miller.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Friday by sources close to the fight. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.
Lauzon (12-2) will compete on the UFC 108 card alongside his brother, Joe Lauzon, who will face Sam Stout. Dan, the younger of the two, last appeared in the UFC in 2006. At just 18 years of age, he lost to Spencer Fisher.
Since that time, Lauzon has gone 8-1, reeling off eight wins in a row. His last fight was in January, while working with the now defunct Affliction promotion, picking up a win over Bobby Green by rear naked choke.
Returning to action in January, Miller (15-4) hopes to bounce back from a tough loss in September to former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Efrain Escudero. Miller was riding a two-fight win streak heading into the bout, but suffered a TKO loss after Escudero caught him with a big punch mid-way through the first round.
Miller will work with his usual cast of characters at American Top Team to prepare for the January showdown against Lauzon at UFC 108.
While there has been no official announcement from the UFC regarding the bout, it is believed the fight be part of the untelevised preliminary card.
A bout between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is expected to headline the as yet unannounced event.