Joe Lauzon and Mac Danzig Agree to UFC on Fox 9 Lightweight Bout

September 18, 2013
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Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon UFC 155Joe Lauzon and Mac Danzig have verbally agreed to square off at UFC on Fox 9 on Dec. 14 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday.

Danzig and Lauzon are two of the more popular lightweights in the UFC, but while both are typically exciting, crowd-pleasing fighters, neither has fully realized his potential.

Danzig (21-11-1) made his way to the Octagon by winning the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

His overall UFC record now stands at 5-7, though, which includes losing his last two fights. Melvin Guillard knocked Danzig out in July, which followed a Fight of the Night performance in a split decision loss to Takanori Gomi.

Lauzon (22-9) also enters this fight coming off of back-to-back decision losses to Michael Johnson and Jim Miller.

Lauzon maintains a 9-6 record in the Octagon, racking up 12 post-fight bonus awards, which is a record he shares with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

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  • solo

    Two veterans in a pivotal fight for their career’s. It should be a good one.

    • Mark McDowall

      I don’t think Lauzon will ever be in a fight for his career. His fights are always exciting and with 12 FON bonuses and always being the person who Dana talks about when he talks about how fighters should leave it all in the ring.

      • bajafox

        Agreed, Joe is the modern day Wandy. Regardless of their record, the fans want to see them fight

  • uncle

    I want Danzig to win

  • ZZtoppppp

    If Danzig can’t pull off the upset, this may be his last fight in the UFC.

  • Mark McDowall

    This has potential to be an amazing fight. But then again Lauzon always brings it!

  • Kbroesq

    Why is the UFC giving Danzig such a tough opponent. Lauzon beats the best and Danzig has really been having trouble as of late.

    I’m intrigued by the fight because while Lauzon beats the best, he also loses to guys he shouldn’t lose to.

    • Advance*

      I love Lauzon but I don’t know where you’re getting “he beats the best” from. It seems like you have it backwards. Guillard and Jamie Varner are his two best wins, and losing to guys like Florian, Pettis and Jim Miller is nothing to be ashamed of

      • Kbroesq

        More accurately, I meant to say he beats guys people don’t expect him to beat and he loses to guys people expect him to beat. When he fought Guillard, Guillard was on a tear and people thought he was the next LW challenger. No one expected him to beat Guillard. Same for Varner. Varner is one of the best in the world no matter what his rankings. He was just coming off a spectacular KO of Barbosa,

        Regarding losses, yes, there is no shame in losing to Miller, Pettis or Florian. I meant more along the lines of Sotoropolous and Johnson.

        So in total, that’s four fights that went the opposite direct that everyone expected. That’s quite a few for any UFC fighter.

  • shakejunt

    danzig is a cool guy, but his time here may be up =[