UFC officials confirmed the news earlier today.
Joe Lauzon (24-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Connecticut, where he scored a second-round TKO victory over TUF 15 winner Michael Chiesa. That victory made it 2 in a row for “J-Lau,” as he had previously scored a decision win over Mac Danzig at last December’s UFC on FOX 9 event.
Meanwhile, Diego Sanchez (25-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) recently snapped a 2-fight losing skid by earning a highly controversial judges decision victory over Ross Pearson at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Albuquerque. Prior to that, the 32-year-old had suffered back-to-back decision losses to Gilbert Melendez and Myles Jury.
UFC 180 takes place November 15 live from Arena Mexico in Mexico City. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring champion Cain Velasquez taking on #1 contender Fabricio Werdum.
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