Joe Lauzon set to face Gray Maynard at UFC 155Posted on August 20, 2012, 11:03 PM by Mike Drahota
Today UFC officials announced that Joe Lauzon will face Gray Maynard in a Lightweight bout official for UFC 155 on December 29th. Lauzon, fresh off of his Fight and Submission of the Night-winning performance versus Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox 4, looks to ride that momentum to a title shot in the stacked Lightweight division. In his way Gray Maynard stands, himself looking to climb back into the title picture after defeating onetime contender Clay Guida in a bizarre fight this June.
All of the sudden, the UFC's year-ending card is beginning to take shape, as this bout will join the perceived title fight rematch between champion Junior dos Santos and number one contender Cain Velasquez. Last week, it was also found out that Chael Sonnen will make his return to the Light Heavyweight division in a bout versus Forrest Griffin. Coupled with the planned fireworks of the blockbuster UFC on Fox 5, UFC shows potential for an insane December for MMA. Perhaps the UFC is looking to make it up to fans for what many deemed a lackluster summer full of cards.
Can Joe Lauzon continue his epic list of Fight Night bonuses? Or will Gray Maynard prove that he deserves to stay towards the top at 155 lbs.? One thing is for certain, with December 8th's title fight between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz and the rumored bout of Anthony Pettis versus Donald Cerrone, the division will be shaken up quite significantly by the time the New Year comes around.