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Thursday, 06/28/2012, 08:38 am

Etim Out, Varner In To Face Lauzon | UFC News

The injury bug hits another highly anticipated fight as Terry Etim (15-4) has been forced out of his upcoming bout with Joe Lauzon (21-7) on the UFC on FOX 4 card, which is scheduled to take place on August 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Replacing Etim will be Jamie Varner (20-6-1, 2 NC) in a fight that could turn into the second high-profile win for Varner after his first-round destruction of highly touted lightweight prospect, Edson Barboza at UFC 146 in a fight that pitted Varner as a huge underdog.

For Lauzon, this will be his first fight back since his KO loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC 144. Lauzon will surely be looking to get back on the road to a title shot, starting with a win over lightweight dark-horse, Jamie Varner.


8 Responses to “Etim Out, Varner In To Face Lauzon | UFC News”

  1. Thom says:

    WAR LAUZON, great matchup.

  2. allmightysandman says:

    yeah this could be really good! Varner is looking like the varner of old lately.

  3. Dick Diaz says:

    damn, this is going to be a good fight!

  4. some dude says:

    Great fight, WAR VARNER!

  5. maurice says:

    great fight. ive been on the varner train for years, ONLY HARDCORE FANS KNEW WHAT VARNER WOULD DO TO BARBOZA. i luv lauzon, and its going to suck watching him get koed for the 2nd time in a row. lets go VARNER

  6. e says:

    nice replacement match up!

  7. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    Wow this is an amazing match up. Varner really impressed me in his last fight.

  8. chris says:

    Going to be a good one. I’m going with Varner with superior boxing and wrestling. But we all know you can’t sleep on Lauzon, he’s a beast and definitely shows up to fight.

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