UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon will look to avoid the first losing streak of his seven-year career this summer when he faces 7-2 Curt Warburton at UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh. The pairing comes as the latest addition to the card set for the Versus airwaves on June 26 and was announced by the UFC by way of their website.
Lauzon hasn’t fought since being submitted by George Sotiropoulos at UFC 123 this past November and should have history on his side considering the lack of him having ever experienced back-to-back defeats in the ring. He holds an overall record of 19-6 including finishing performances against Mike Brown, Jens Pulver, and Jeremy Stephens.
However, while Warburton may be the underdog he is certainly anything but a guaranteed win for Lauzon. The 30-year old Brit out of Wolfslair has four TKOs to his credit and is coming off a decision win over Maciej Jewtuszsko at UFC 127 in February.
Lauzon and Warburton will join a number of notable match-ups on the June card including Tyson Griffin’s drop to featherweight against Manny Gamburyan and Matt Mitrione looking to go 5-0 with Christian Morecraft standing in the way of his remaining undefeated.
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC