This weekend features a stacked card for the first ever UFC on FOX Sports 1 card. One of the more intriguing bouts on the card is a lightweight fight between Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson. Both will be looking to climb up the lightweight ladder, which is one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. Lauzon has been one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, and Johnson has also shown some flashes of brilliance inside the cage, making this an exciting bout for the Chicago crowd.
To date, Lauzon has 12 fight-night bonuses, which is tied with only one man, Anderson Silva. If he can get an impressive finish tomorrow, he might have the record for fight bonuses, proving he is one of the most exciting fighters in all of MMA right now. Lauzon’s latest performance was a loss to Jim Miller, but he was able to put on a brilliant performance, winning Fight-Of-The-Night and Fight-Of-The -Year back in 2012.
Lauzon is a well-rounded fighter, as he can finish the fight either standing or on the ground. He has 22 finishes on his record, and if he can implement his game on Johnson, who is relatively new to mixed martial arts, then he has a great shot at stealing the show this Saturday night, which will be free for the public to view.
Johnson is a tough fight for him, as he has credible wrestling skills and has shown to have power in his hands. It should be a fun scrap, and the winner keeps their title hopes alive.