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Bridgewater’s own Joe Lauzon is heading back into the octagon. The lightweight contender is rumored to be taking on Sam Stout at UFC 108 on January 2nd. Lauzon reported the news on his blog last Tuesday. Although the fight card for the event is not 100% official, MMAjunkie reports that the fight will be finalized shortly.
Lauzon (18-4) is coming off of ACL surgery in March and is reportedly way ahead of schedule. His last fight was at UFC Fight Night 17 in February where he defeated Jeremy Stephens with a second round submission. Lauzon is excited to be facing a great opponent in Sam Stout:
“Sam is very tough and has a great standup game. His wrestling and ground game jumps with every fight and he always puts on a show.”
Sam Stout (15-5-1), has lost two of his last three fights, but was victorious in his last bout at UFC 97 where he defeated Matt Wiman via unanimous decision.
With a victory at UFC 108, hopefully Lauzon can re-establish himself as a contender in the lightweight division and be considered for a title shot.