UFC On Fox 9: Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig Preview

By Jeremy Green
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An exciting lightweight bout takes place next weekend for UFC on Fox 9 between Mac Danzig and Joe Lauzon. Both will be looking to make a statement as they are coming off loses. Their jobs could be on the line, so they will be fighting with a sense of urgency.

Lauzon comes into this lightweight bout off a loss to Michael Johnson. Lauzon was picked apart on the feet, and he never really got a chance to showcase his jiu-jitsu skills. He’s currently on a two-fight losing streak, so he will need a win if he wants to keep his UFC job. Lauzon is one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the UFC. He’s got some great strikes, and he’s relentless when the fight hits the mat.

He will look to pressure Danzig from the very beginning in hopes of getting a win and maybe another fight bonus.

Danzig comes into this fight off a brutal TKO loss to Melvin Guillard. Danzig was brutally stopped in this bout, and he’s also on a two-fight losing streak. He will need to come out of the gate hot against Lauzon. Danzig has always been a well-rounded fighter, but he’s shown some technical flaws on the feet. He will need to shore these up against Lauzon, who has one-punch knockout power in his hands.

It should be a great lightweight bout where there is a lot on the line, including both fighters’ UFC jobs. So, will Lauzon get his name back in the win column, or will Danzig prove he’s made improvements in his standup game?

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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