The rich get richer as lightweights Joe Lauzon and Mac Danzig are set to meet at a stacked UFC on FOX 9 fight card. The bout’s placement on the card is unclear at this time. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today.
The two former TUF standouts come into the bout in need of a big victory as both have gone 1-3 in their last four. Lauzon was last in action at UFC Fight Night 26, where he lost to Michael Johnson via a one-sided decision. Danzig comes into the bout on the heels of brutal knockout at the hands of Melvin Guillard at UFC on FOX 8.
UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California on December 19 and features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis against Josh Thomson. The night’s co-main event will see bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber face off in a crucial bout in the division. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.