A matchup between rising lightweights is in the works for Super Bowl weekend, as Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis have verbally agreed to square off at UFC 143 on February 3 in Las Vegas, according to MMAWeekly.
The news comes a couple weeks after Lauzon and Pettis said they wanted the matchup following their respective wins last month at UFC 136.
Lauzon (21-6) stunned Melvin Guillard with a 47-second submission of one of the division’s top contenders, while the former WEC champ Pettis (12-2) rebounded from a debut loss to Clay Guida with a decision win over Jeremy Stephens.
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Pictured: Anthony Pettis