Exciting UFC lightweight contender Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (18-4, 5 [T]KOs, 13 submissions), only 10 months after undergoing knee surgery to repair his ACL, enters the Octagon once again Saturday night to fight Canadian veteran Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (14-5-1, 8 [T]KOs, 1 submission) on the UFC 108 pay-per-view show, live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Lauzon (5-1 in UFC), star of The Ultimate Fighter 5 television reality show, is a 25-year-old from Massachusetts, who has a computer networking degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He is pumped to be fighting again, especially in Las Vegas, where he’s fought once but at a much smaller venue than the famed MGM Grand.
“I fought in Las Vegas in the TUF finale at The Palms,” Lauzon explained. “Vegas is good; I’ve been there a bunch of times. It’s awesome how the casinos are all along the strip, crowded with people at all hours. The Palms was smaller than MGM Grand. The only comparable place I’ve ever fought, size-wise, was the Honda Center in Anaheim.
“I’m just so excited to be fighting again, especially on such a big PPV show. It caps off the UFC year and always is a real good show. And it’s great to be fighting on the same card as my brother, Danny (first time in UFC history that brothers have fought on the same card). My knee feels awesome and it has come around like I hoped it would.”
Styles make fights and Lauzon-Stout is a classic match-up of contrasting disciplined fighters. Both are well-rounded MMA fighters, but Lauzon’s a noted Brazilian Jui-Jitsu specialist, while Stout prefers to strike and kick.
“I’m ready,” Lauzon said. “Fans are going to watch two aggressive guys coming forward. It’s going to be fast paced and I think somebody’s going to get hurt in the first round.”
For more information about Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon go online and visit www.joelauzon.com.