Saturday, Oct 02, 2010
Lauzon vs. Sotiropoulos One of Several Additions for UFC 123
By FCF Staff The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed several more bouts for the promotion’s upcoming November 20th event in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which is located in the suburbs of Detroit. UFC 123 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight tilt between former champions Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Five more bouts have been added to the line-up to round out the 11 fight card; today’s confirmations include at lightweight, Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos, Tim Boetsch vs. light-heavyweight Phil Davis, welterweight veteran Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald, lightweight Paul Kelly vs. Gabe Ruediger, and another welterweight bout in Darren Elkins vs. Edson Barboza.
Sotiropoulos (13-2) continues to impress since he competed on “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2007, and has won six straight fights in the Octagon. The Australian fighter’s current run includes decision wins over Joe Stevenson and most recently Kurt Pellegrino, meaning that Sotiropoulos could be within striking distance of a title shot.
Lauzon (19-5) recently got back on the winning track by overwhelming Ruediger for the first round, submission victory, at UFC 118 in August. Prior to that, at UFC 108 in January, the former TUF competitor lost by unanimous decision to Sam Stout. Lauzon is 3-2 in his last five fights.
Here is the complete line-up for UFC 123:
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida
B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis
Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos
Maiquel Falcao vs. Gerald Harris
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson
Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan
Paul Kelly vs. Gabe Ruediger
Nik Lentz vs. Tyson Griffin
Darren Elkins vs. Edson Barboza
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:14 pm