UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon has signed-on to fight the heavy-handed Canadian Sam Stout at UFC 108 on January 2nd. Lauzon confirmed the bout via his Twitter account late Sunday evening.
“I will be fighting Sam Stout January 2nd in Las Vegas at UFC108,” Lauzon Tweeted.
Both Lauzon and Stout are coming off impressive victories and are looking to move up a very crowded lightweight division.
The former “The Ultimate Fighter” alum last competed in February when he posted a submission victory over Jeremy Stephens at “UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens.” Prior to that contest, Lauzon TKO’d Kyle Bradley at “UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer.”
Stout, on the other hand, is itching to get back into the Octagon after his last bout against Phillipe Nover was scrapped at the 11th-hour after Nover suffered an apparent seizure prior to the bout. Stout last fought on April 18th at “UFC 97: Redemption” where he took a unanimous decision over Matt Wiman.
UFC 108 is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was reported over the weekend that Rashad Evans will be taking on Thiago Silva in a light heavyweight matchup as the card’s co-main event, while UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva will be defending his strap against Vitor Belfort in the night’s final battle.