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Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held, Bryan Caraway vs. Jimmie Rivera official for UFC event in Phoenix

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The UFC has added a pair of bouts to its upcoming card in Phoenix, Ariz. In the lightweight division, Joe Lauzon takes on Marcin Held, while Bryan Caraway meets Jimmie Rivera in a bantamweight bout.

Headlined by Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn, the event is scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Talking Stick Arena.

Lauzon (26-12) enters the bout coming off a ‘Fight of the Night’ split decision loss to Jim Miller in August. In his previous bout, the lightweight veteran finished Diego Sanchez in the first round.

Held (22-5), on the other hand, looks for his first win under the UFC banner after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Diego Sanchez in his promotional debut on Nov. 5.

Caraway (21-7) goes for his third straight victory after collecting a pair of decision victories against Eddie Wineland and Aljamain Sterling in 2015 and 2016.

Rivera (20-1), who returns to action after scoring the biggest win of his MMA career over Urijah Faber, hasn’t lost since his second professional bout in 2008.

The UFC Fight Night 103 complete card can be seen below.

Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn
Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders
Bryan Caraway vs. Jimmie Rivera
Erik Koch vs. Tony Martin
Marcin Held vs. Joe Lauzon
Devin Powell vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis
Cyril Asker vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov
Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlovic
Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman
Damian Grabowski vs. Viktor Pesta