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Joe Lauzon looking to bounce back from defeat at UFC Live 4 versus Curt Warburton

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon will look to avoid the first losing streak of his seven-year career this summer when he faces 7-2 Curt Warburton at UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh. The pairing comes as the latest addition to the card set for the Versus airwaves on June 26 and was announced by the UFC by way of their website.

Lauzon hasn’t fought since being submitted by George Sotiropoulos at UFC 123 this past November and should have history on his side considering the lack of him having ever experienced back-to-back defeats in the ring. He holds an overall record of 19-6 including finishing performances against Mike Brown, Jens Pulver, and Jeremy Stephens.

However, while Warburton may be the underdog he is certainly anything but a guaranteed win for Lauzon. The 30-year old Brit out of Wolfslair has four TKOs to his credit and is coming off a decision win over Maciej Jewtuszsko at UFC 127 in February.

Lauzon and Warburton will join a number of notable match-ups on the June card including Tyson Griffin’s drop to featherweight against Manny Gamburyan and Matt Mitrione looking to go 5-0 with Christian Morecraft standing in the way of his remaining undefeated.


  • fanoftna33 says:

    Should be a very nice card, dont really get why they are putting Lauzon in with a relative newcomer though.

  • Dufresne says:

    I guess they’re trying to set up a lower risk fight for Lauzon so he can get back into the mix. I’ve never seen Warburton fight before, but he’s beaten Ross Pearson and took Spencer Fischer to decision in his last loss so he’s not new to fighting top talent guys. Hopefully this turns out to be a pretty decent bout.

  • climbarock says:

    Big fan of Lauzon here. He’s got the killer instinct, much like Condit. I don’t know if he’ll ever be more than a middle-level fighter in the UFC, but I sure as hell enjoy watching his fights.

  • Angry Mike says:

    I’m just guessing, but they probably matched Lauzon with Warburton because it’s grappler v. striker, and to build up U.K. fighters and the U.K. market. In other words, the fight may be as much about Warburton as it is about Lauzon. Maybe more about Warburton.


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