A lightweight scrap has been added to UFC on Fox 4’s main card as Joe Lauzon will face off against former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner. The bout brings the total of televised fights on the card to four. MMAJunkie first reported the news.
Joe Lauzon will be looking to get back on course after being violently derailed by Anthony Pettis at UFC 144. Lauzon was coming off two straight “submission of the night” awards before Pettis unloaded on Lauzon with a “KO of the year” candidate.
Former WEC champion Jamie Varner is looking to continue proving his worth to Zuffa by stepping in again on short notice to take on a talented fighter. Varner upset Edson Barboza at UFC 146, on short notice, to get his first UFC win since 2007.
UFC on Fox 4 takes place August 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight clash between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera.