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Joe Lauzon confirms he’s fighting Terry Etim at UFC on FOX 4

Earlier today, UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon confirmed the papers have indeed been signed for a bout with Terry Etim at UFC on FOX 4 after their match-up was initially reported in late March.

The card will take place on August 4 from Los Angeles with a main event featuring Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann as well as bouts such as Travis Browne-Ben Rothwell and Ryan Bader-Lyoto Machida.

The 21-7 Lauzon is coming off a loss to Anthony Pettis that snapped a two-fight winning streak stemming from a head kick at UFC 144 in February, while Etim (15-4) has won four of his six UFC bouts. Lauzon and Etim were originally set to meet in 2010 but Etim suffered a broken rib and was forced out.

“I trained really hard because I knew it was going to be a tough fight,” said Lauzon of the original pairing with Etim on his own personal website while confirming the match. “This is kind of deja vu because we have already trained for one another. I liked the fight the first time around, but I really like the fight this time around as I have grown tremendously as an athlete and fighter.”

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