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Joe Lauzon meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston

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The UFC's return to Boston continues to come together with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring one of the area's own.

Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC), a native of Boston's south suburbs, will head just up the road to fight Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and he'll get it.

Sources with knowledge of the bout recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the planned fight, which MMA Weekly also reported Monday.

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Post #1   5/13/13 2:34:29PM   

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I figured Joe would get a little tougher of an opponent than Johnson. I was hoping for Cerrone. Joe will more than likely handle Michael with no problem.

Post #2   5/13/13 3:15:59PM   

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Lauzon shouldn't have any issue with Johnson.

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guy with shoddy sub defense against a known finisher with sick sub skills

johnson getting sent out of ufc

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Yeah. Lauzon should be able to handle him. Giving him an easy win in Boston makes sense though. The crowd will go nuts when he gets the finish.

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Post #5   5/13/13 4:24:15PM   

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Ouch, Johnson hasn't fared well against submission guys and now that he's not training with Guillard anymore, I can't imagine it's gotten better.

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Wow another grappler for Johnson, gotta think that they're setting Lauzon up for a win here. Lauzon R1 sub all day

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Lauzon will have his way with Johnson. I see Johnson getting his walking papers after this fight.

Post #8   5/13/13 8:47:46PM