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Report: Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon on April 2nd

According a report from Loretta Hunt of The Fight Network:

Ken Florian and Joe Lauzon have verbally agreed to meet in a headlining UFC lightweight bout on Spike TV, Florian’s camp confirmed Wednesday. The proposed match-up would see the pair of popular New England fighters meet in the main event for a UFC Fight Night tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 2.

Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon is great matchmaking. But is it what you expected? Definitely not. Kenny Florian looked like a guy who was on his way to a title shot and it seemed, from his appearance in the broadcast booth at the main event of the TUF 6 Finale, that he would fight the winner of Clay Guida vs. Roger Huerta, possibly for a title shot. If the above is true, then that clearly wasn’t the case. It makes you wonder what the UFC has in store for Kenny Florian. Now who will Roger Huerta face? Surely he doesn’t get a title shot after Sherk, does he?

As for Lauzon, this is a very high profile matchup for him, one where he clearly has everything to gain.