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Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Moved to UFC 144

Joe LauzonFrankie Edgar and Ben Henderson won’t be the only top lightweights squaring off at UFC 144, as a 155-pound matchup between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis has been moved to the Feb. 25 event in Saitama, Japan from a rumored spot on UFC 143 earlier in the month, the UFC announced Tuesday night.

Lauzon and Pettis both picked up wins at UFC 136 in October, as Lauzon (21-6) stunned Melvin Guillard with a 47-second submission of one of the division’s top contenders, while the former WEC champ Pettis (12-2) rebounded from a debut loss to Clay Guida with a decision win over Jeremy Stephens.

Edgar defends the lightweight title against Henderson in the UFC 144 main event, while the card also includes Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch and Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields.

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