Report: UFC’s Joe Lauzon to Fight Al Iaquinta Next
By FCF Staff
After having to drop out of a November 15th bout with Diego Sanchez, due to a rib injury, it looks like Joe Lauzon has been booked to fight rising lightweight, Al Iaquinta next.
The two will square off at UFC 183, which will take place January 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada. News of the bout was reported first by Newsday.com.
Lauzon (24-9) is coming off consecutive, victories over Mac Danzig and Michael Chiesa, after he was decisioned by Michael Johnson. The noted finisher is 3-2 in his last 5 fights.
Iaquinta (10-3-1) likely scored the biggest win of his career last time out, as he stopped Ross Pearson in the second round at UFC FN 55 earlier this month. The powerful wrestler is 4-1 in his last 5 bouts.
UFC 183 will feature a middleweight fight between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz in the main event.