45 Facts About Joe Lauzon


Joe Lauzon lived there until he was in the third grade, when he moved to East Bridgewater.

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Joe Lauzon did not begin training in the martial arts until his junior year at East Bridgewater High School, after seeing a demonstration that piqued his interest.

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Joe Lauzon graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in computer science.

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Joe Lauzon worked as a network administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts before he began training in mixed martial arts full-time.

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In 2004, Joe Lauzon had his first cage fight, winning with a first round armbar in a local Massachusetts promotion, Mass Destruction.

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Joe Lauzon then went on an eight fight winning streak with all the fights ended via submission.

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Joe Lauzon won an eight-man tournament, defeating three fighters in one night in the World Fighting League and was crowned the WFL Grand Prix Champion.

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Joe Lauzon was named 2004 Massachusetts fighter of the year by local Massachusetts MMA outlets.

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Joe Lauzon made his debut in the UFC upsetting former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver at UFC 63 on September 23,2006, winning via KO in 48 seconds and in doing so, beat 7-to-1 odds.

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Joe Lauzon has been sponsored throughout his career by independent record label Massachusetts-based Deathwish Inc.

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Joe Lauzon was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, which featured lightweights exclusively.

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At UFC 78 Joe Lauzon submitted previously undefeated Jason Reinhardt by rear-naked choke in the first round.

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Joe Lauzon quickly took Reinhardt down before moving to the north-south position.

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Joe Lauzon defeated Kyle Bradley by technical knockout in round two at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17,2008.

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Joe Lauzon managed to recover and continued to trade with Bradley in a close first round.

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Joe Lauzon landed several punches from this position until the referee stepped in to save Bradley.

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Joe Lauzon was scheduled to fight former WEC Lightweight Champion, Hermes Franca on February 7,2009, in the main event for UFC Fight Night 17.

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Joe Lauzon defeated Stephens by armbar in the second round, which earned him a Submission of the Night bonus award.

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Joe Lauzon fought Sam Stout on January 2,2010, at UFC 108 and lost in a very entertaining fight by decision, which won Fight of the Night bonus award.

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Joe Lauzon was expected to face Terry Etim on August 28,2010, at UFC 118, but Etim had to withdraw from the bout due to injury.

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Joe Lauzon was instead set to fight fellow Ultimate Fighter season 5 castmate Gabe Ruediger.

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Joe Lauzon defeated Ruediger, who is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, via armbar in 2:01 of round one having completely dominated him for the entire fight.

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Joe Lauzon faced George Sotiropoulos on November 20,2010, at UFC 123.

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However, by the end of the round, Joe Lauzon began to tire and saw Sotiropoulos began to gain momentum.

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Joe Lauzon defeated Warburton via first round kimura, which earned him a Submission of the Night bonus award.

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Joe Lauzon was briefly linked to a bout with Charles Oliveira on November 19,2011 at UFC 138.

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Joe Lauzon defeated Melvin Guillard on October 8,2011 by rear-naked choke at UFC 136, earning his fourth Submission of the Night honor and sixth straight UFC Bonus award.

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Joe Lauzon faced Anthony Pettis on February 26,2012 at UFC 144 He lost the fight by KO due to a head kick in 91 seconds.

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Joe Lauzon was again expected to face Terry Etim on August 4,2012 at UFC on Fox 4.

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Joe Lauzon's performance earned him the Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night honors and a Fight of the Year nomination at the World MMA Awards.

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Joe Lauzon was expected to face Gray Maynard on December 29,2012 at UFC 155.

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Joe Lauzon faced Michael Johnson on August 17,2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.

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Joe Lauzon was defeated by unanimous decision, after being outmatched by Johnson.

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Joe Lauzon faced Mac Danzig on December 14,2013 at UFC on Fox 9.

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Joe Lauzon faced Michael Chiesa on September 5,2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.

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Joe Lauzon was expected to face Diego Sanchez on November 15,2014 at UFC 180, replacing an injured Norman Parke.

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Joe Lauzon next faced Al Iaquinta on January 31,2015 at UFC 183.

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Joe Lauzon faced Evan Dunham on December 11,2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.

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Joe Lauzon won the fight via TKO in the first round, becoming the first man to finish Sanchez by strikes.

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Joe Lauzon next faced Marcin Held on January 15,2017 at UFC Fight Night 103.

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Joe Lauzon was awarded a controversial split decision victory, even stating he felt he lost the bout post-fight.

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Joe Lauzon next faced Stevie Ray on April 22,2017 at UFC Fight Night 108.

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Joe Lauzon faced Clay Guida on November 11,2017 at UFC Fight Night 120.

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Joe Lauzon lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.

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Joe Lauzon lost this fight after his corner stopped the fight after the second round.

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