Joe Lauzon, who appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 5 earlier this year, will next fight at UFC 78 in November according to his brother, fellow mixed martial artist Dan Lauzon. UFC 78 is full of lightweight fighters including B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian, and Frank Edgar though no matchups have been confirmed as of yet.
Lauzon amazed UFC fans in late 2006 with a 48-second knockout win over former lightweight champion Jens Pulver at UFC 63. Despite the shocking win Lauzon was still cast to the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. On the show Lauzon defeated Brian Geraghty and Cole Miller before being defeated in the semi-finals by Manny Gamburyan. Lauzon fought his second official UFC fight on the finale of the series defeating Brandon Melendez by submission
Although he recently underwent knee surgery he is expected to be fully recovered in time for his November fight. Prior to the fight he is expected to be moving to Hawaii to train with B.J. Penn.