By: Chris Taylor
UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Joe Lauzon (22-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Gray Maynard (11-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) has been targeted for UFC 155. The event has not been made official by the UFC but it is expected that UFC 155 will take place December 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lauzon earned “Fight of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” bonuses for his UFC on FOX 4 win over Jamie Varner earlier this month. Joe has now won three of his past four fights, with all three wins coming by submission. Prior to the Varner bout, Lauzon had scored victories over Melvin Guillard and Curt Warburton. Lauzon is now the sole leader in terms of “fight night” bonuses with 11 total to his credit.
Gray Maynard is looking to build off a June victory over Clay Guida. The former #1 contender, Maynard, has challenged for the UFC’s lightweight title twice, both times coming up short to former champ Frankie Edgar. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter holds notable wins over Kenny Florian, Nate Diaz and Jim Miller, in the past couple of years.
The latest bouts slated for UFC 155 include:
- Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez – (Heavyweight title fight)
- Forrest Griffin vs. Chael Sonnen
- Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard