Local favorite Joe Lauzon will be featured in a key matchup on the Sept. 5 UFC card at Foxwoods Resort Casino, fighting "Ultimate Fighter" reality show winner Michael Chiesa in a battle of submission wizards, the Herald has learned.
The lightweight tilt will mark the Bridgewater product's first fight since a convincing unanimous decision win over Mac Danzig in December and the birth of Lauzon's first child.
Chiesa, based near Seattle, won the tournament on Season 15 of the UFC's signature "Ultimate Fighter" reality show in 2012, and has gone 3-1 in the Octagon since. He most recently defeated Francisco Trinaldo in a commanding performance on May 24 at UFC 173.
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GREAT fight. I like Chiesa, but WAR LAUZON
Nick was scared. Plain and simple. He knew he'd get owned.
Both fighters are fun to watch, but I see Joe taking this by having the better stand up.
Hopefully joe can fight off the home town nerves, he looked like he was having a panic attack walking out on the Boston card and it showed in the fight big time. Who wins depends on which joe shows up.
Great first fight. Hope they stack this card. I will probably go to it if the ticket prices aren't insane.
Sweet ! Now we need to get gabe on the co main
Ooooooh this is gonna be a good one
two of my fav fighters wow... go lauzon though
Joe beats him handily IMO.
I think Joe wins but I like to root for the underdogs... Go Chiesa!
I think Chiesa wins this pretty easily.
Brabatross - I think Chiesa wins this pretty easily.
funniest post I've read today.
Chiesa is a beast but joe is a beast AND a long time vet.
I got Joe by first round sub