Lauzon vs. Pettis Shifted to UFC 144 in Japan

Anthony Pettis and Joe Lauzon will indeed meet in the Octagon, but the fight has been shifted to UFC 144 in Japan. first reported the fight booking earlier this month, but the bout was originally rumored to take place on the UFC 143 card Super Bowl weekend.

Now UFC officials have confirmed the bout will take place at UFC 144 in Japan instead.

Following his win at UFC 136 over Jeremy Stephens, Anthony Pettis mentioned that he would like to fight Lauzon next, and after hearing about the news Lauzon was happy to oblige.

The lightweights will square off in a main card bout on a card that also features a main event for the 155lb title between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson.