Joe Lauzon talks about loss to Sam Stout, hopes to fight in UFC Massachusetts debut

Joe Lauzon (18-5) recently lost a unanimous decision to Sam Stout (15-5-1) at UFC 108 on Jan. 2, 2010. It was Lauzon’s first bout back after undergoing ACL surgery and being sidelined for 10 months.

Although he was picked apart by Stout’s striking, Lauzon showed great tenacity by continuously coming forward and bringing the fight. Lauzon and Stout were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for their effort.

It is obviously difficult, if not impossible, to go through something like an ACL surgery and not have it affect you in your first fight back.

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UFC 108 “fight-night” bonuses: Daley, Miller, Lauzon and Stout, each earn $50k

Paul Daley, Cole Miller, Joe Lauzon and Sam Stout each earned $50k fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” event.

Lauzon and Stout both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Miller used a slick inverted triangle to kimura combination to submit Dan Lauzon earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and Paul Daley landed a devastating left hook to lock up his ”Knockout of the Night” award.

Joe Lauzon fought his way back from a devastating knee injury three months ahead of schedule prior to stepping into the Octagon tonight against Sam Stout. Early on it looked like Lauzon would have his way with Stout, getting an easy takedown, working to mount, then almost securing a kimura as Stout looked to roll out of danger.

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“UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” Recap: Dos Santos K.O.’s Yvel, Evans survives to defeat Silva

LAS VEGAS – Rashad Evans had gotten away from his dominating wrestling of late, favoring his speed and power in the exciting knockouts of Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. Following his devastating knockout loss at the hands of Lyoto Machida, some fans wondered if Evans would revert back to wrestling in this bout against the heavy-handed Thiago Silva.

That is exactly what he did in a dominating effort through the first two and a half rounds against the the very tough brazilian. Evans used his speed and superior wrestling to control the fight, taking Silva down countless times during the first two frames of the bout.

Silva managed to work back to his feet each time he was taken down, but was unable to mount any tangible offense until late in the third round after calling out Evans to man up and come forward for a war. Silva taunted Evans with his hands down by his waste and motioning with both hands for Evans to come forward, in an attempt to bait the former light heavyweight champion into a stand up battle.

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Now fully recovered from knee surgery, Joe Lauzon looks to return to action in January

"J-Lau" was not crabby about his time off.

Have you noticed Joe Lauzon (18-4) has not been in the Octagon lately? The young TUF 5 veteran has been recovering from a March 6 ACL surgery and having his meniscus repaired on his right knee. ProMMA.info received notice today via press release that Lauzon is fully recovered and anxious to get back into the Octagon.

Lauzon’s last bout in the UFC was on Feb. 8 when he defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC – Fight Night 17 via armbar submission at 4:32 of the second round. Lauzon actually had a torn ACL in his right knee for 1 ½ years before requiring surgery and being sidelined.

Lauzon explained when the point came he realized surgery was necessary,

“I felt looseness in my knee but could still train. Doctors at that time said they didn’t want to disturb it. And it wasn’t affecting me much. Two weeks before my last fight (Jeremy Stephens) I felt it like it wasn’t quite right warming up. I tried to take him down in the first round and I fell over. I needed stitches in my head and couldn’t train for a week, but when I returned my knee completely locked-up.”

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THE INFO “UFC 2009 Undisputed” edition: featuring Joe Lauzon

UFC Lightweight Joe Lauzon stopped by on this special edition of THE INFO to give his thoughts on the newly released UFC video game: UFC 2009 Undisputed. Lauzon talked to host Matt De La Rosa about his character, the game play, his favorite fighter not including himself and his thoughts on the next version of … Read more

Chuck O’Neil defends welterweight title at “Reality Fighting: Throwdown” May 2nd in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Chuck "Cold Steel" O'Neil
Chuck "Cold Steel" O'Neil

There are two championship titles on the line tomorrow night at “Reality Fighting: Throwdown” at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fighting for the Reality Fighting Welterweight Title will be Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil (5-2) defending his belt against Tim Pinney (4-2).

Chuck trains with brothers Joe and Dan Lauzon and is sponsored by Chess Game Fight Gear. One of Chuck’s training partners from Team Lauzon, Anthony Leate (5-0), will be defending his Reality Fighting Lightweight Title against Rene Nazare (3-0) in the main event.

You know the Lauzon brothers must be doing something right if they have two of their fighters defending titles in the main and co-main events. That’s damn impressive.

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Joe Lauzon out of action until Spring 2010

On March 6th UFC lightweight prospect Joe Lauzon (18-4) had ACL surgery and his meniscus repaired on his right knee. Although “J-Lau’s” recovery is going very well, he will most likely be out of action at least until the Spring of 2010.

In a statement PRO MMA (promma.info) received today, Lauzon commented on the surgery, “Everything went as scheduled. My meniscus was repaired and the ACL cadaver grafting was successful. My doctor was very happy and optimistic that my knee will be strong. Right now, I’m walking around like a normal person; no training but I’m doing some light jogging, leg presses and squats. I’m going to lose muscle in the leg. Range of motion is the key right now. I can completely straighten my leg. I can bend it 135 degrees and 150 is normal.”

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