George Sotiropoulos to fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 123 for possible title shot

UFC lightweight contender George Sotiropoulos (13-2) will face Joe Lauzon (18-5) at UFC 123 on Nov. 20 in Detroit, according to multiple media reports. A win for Sotiropoulos could earn him a shot at the title, according to MMAJunkie.com.

Sotiropoulos improved his UFC record to 6-0 with a decision win over Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 116. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Sotiropoulos has won seven of his fights by submission.

Lauzon, meanwhile, is coming off of a dominant performance against Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118, where he finished the fight with a first-round armbar. With the win, Lauzon moved himself back up the lightweight ladder after a loss to Sam Stout. He also appeared fully healthy in the Octagon for the first time since undergoing knee injury after defeating Jeremy Stephens.

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