As expected, Joe Lauzon (pictured) will be performing in front of his hometown when the Octagon returns to Boston. The lightweight confirmed Monday evening he’ll meet Michael Johnson at UFC on FS1 1 on August 17.
Lauzon is looking to bounce back from December’s thrilling unanimous decision defeat to Jim Miller. J-Lau has won three of his past five scraps.
Johnson, meanwhile, may be fighting for his UFC life. “The Ultimate Fighter 12” finalist will be riding a two-bout skid into Beantown.
The 155-pound affair will likely appear in the night’s prelims.
TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts serves as host.
FOX Sports 1 broadcasts the main card live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the event’s current roster:
Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson
Matt Brown vs. Thiago Alves