Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
A lightweight clash pitting fan-favorite Joe Lauzon against English submission ace Terry Etim has been added to the fight card of UFC on FOX 4, currently slated for August 4, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Lauzon announced the match-up via his personal website on Wednesday, but didn't specify if it would take place on the preliminary card or the FOX broadcast.
Both men head into the bout looking to rebound from brutal highlight-reel knockout losses. Lauzon (21-7) recently saw his two-fight win streak come to an end after dropping from a head kick just 81 seconds into his tilt against former WEC champion Anthony Pettis. Likewise, Eitm (15-4) found himself on the mother-of-all-highlights after being floored from a Edson Barboza spinning wheel kick deep into their January contest.
Previously, Lauzon and Eitm were slated to meet at UFC 118, however Eitm was forced to pull out of the fight with a broken rib, leaving Lauzon to fight Gabe Ruediger.
"For both of us, this is kind of like deja vu because we have already trained for one another," Lauzon wrote on his website. "I liked the fight the first time around, but I really like the fight this time around as I have grown tremendously as an athlete and fighter."
Additionally, UFC officials announced a pair of heavyweight match-ups for the California card.
TUF 10 veteran Matt Mitrione (5-1), who looks to right the ship after suffering the first loss of his career in a listless unanimous decision to Cheick Kongo, is slated to meet British bruiser Rob Broughton (15-7-1), who heads into the contest fresh from back-to-back losses to Travis Browne and Phil De Fries.
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