Two lightweights coming off of losses will both look to get back to the win column at UFC on Fox 4, as Joe Lauzon will meet Terry Etim at the August 4th event which is expected to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two were first expected to fight at UFC 118 in August 2010, but Etim had to withdraw due to injury. Now the lightweight contenders will meet nearly two years after their first scheduled matchup.
Fighters Only Magazine first reported the matchup.
Both are coming off of losses via spectacular head kick knockouts. Lauzon (21-7) lost his against Anthony Pettis at UFC 144 in February. Prior to that loss, Lauzon upset top contender Melvin Guillard in the first round via submission, after knocking down “The Young Assassin” in the opening seconds of the match. Lauzon’s loss to Pettis ended a rather impressive streak, as he had won a UFC record six consecutive fight night bonus awards, including four “Submission of the Night” bonuses.
Etim (15-4), meanwhile, lost his most recent match against Edson Barboza via spinning wheel kick at UFC 142 in January. This came just months after Etim made his long-awaited return to the UFC after a 19-month layoff due to injuries. Etim has also garnered multiple fight night bonuses, including three “Submission of the Night” bonuses in his last five fights. The England native will be fighting in the United States for just the second time during his five-year UFC career, having fought around Europe for a majority of his career.
UFC on Fox 4 has no other announced matchups, as the event itself has yet to be officially announced by the UFC. The event is expected to take place on August 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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