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    Ken Florian and Joe 'J-Lau' Lauzon sitting in a tree

    FLORIAN-LAUZON SLATED

    Battle of New England Faves Proposed for April 2

    By Loretta Hunt (loretta@thefightnetwork.com)
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    Ken Florian and Joe Lauzon have verbally agreed to meet in a headlining UFC lightweight bout on Spike TV, Florian’s camp confirmed Wednesday. The proposed match-up would see the pair of popular New England fighters meet in the main event for a UFC Fight Night tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 2.

    A venue for the event has not been announced, though the Massachusetts natives would not have the pleasure of mixing it up in their home state. MMA remains unregulated in the Bay State.

    Contracts have not yet been presented to “The Ultimate Fighter” alumni, though they are expected shortly.

    Well-spoken Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Florian (7-3) has strung together a three-fight win streak in the Octagon, topped by his first-round submission of Din Thomas (20-7) at UFC Fight Night 11 on Sept. 19 in Las Vegas. Florian, 29, began his UFC career as an undersized middleweight on the “The Ultimate Fighter 1,” falling to welterweight Diego Sanchez (17-2) in the April 2005 series’ finale.

    Lauzon (16-3) became one of the breakout underdog stars of 2006 when he knocked down former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver (22-8-1) and finished the job in a cool 48 seconds. A stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 5” solidified the 23-year-old’s appeal, and he continued his slow ascension with a 1:14 trouncing of the previously undefeated Jason Reinhardt (18-1) at UFC 78 “Validation” on Nov. 17 in Newark, N.J.
    http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news_detail.php?nid=5757

    I'm confident Joe Lauzon will win, he has been studying diligently.
    http://joelauzon.com/index.php?view=readMore&id=49
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    Big news, i hope it pans out!

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    Being a New Englander, I am torn about this fight. I train with Jorge Rivera, who trains with Kenny, but I am a Joe Lauzon nuthugger. All I can say is, good luck to you both (but give 'em hell, Joe )

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    you're up at usmma?

    I am going with kenny. right now he might be the most well rounded lightweight in the ufc. (not necessarily the absolute best in this or that.)
    There is no cheating, there is only jiu-jitsu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrijl
    you're up at usmma?

    I am going with kenny. right now he might be the most well rounded lightweight in the ufc. (not necessarily the absolute best in this or that.)
    I'm starting there. Jorge trains BJJ at my gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgit
    I'm starting there. Jorge trains BJJ at my gym.
    Have you ever trained at Tim Burrill's in Providence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HongKongFukYu
    Have you ever trained at Tim Burrill's in Providence?
    That's where I train. I even wrote the shool review :bbd: I just wanted to use a smiley that has no meaning to my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgit
    That's where I train. I even wrote the shool review :bbd: I just wanted to use a smiley that has no meaning to my post.
    Gotta love a doberman in a gi! :glasses10

    I'm going to be joining Tim's March this year once my schedule clears up. I've heard nothing but great things about his place.

    I trained with Mat Santos for a bit and then life basically got in the way. :new_puppy That shouldn't happen hopefully.

    I'll check out your school review.

    Sorry for the thread derailment...Florian/Lauzon should be a good fight. :mm:

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    This will probably be J-Lau's toughest fight yet, and probably the first fight we've seen him in that goes past the first round. I expect a late second round or early third round victory for J-Lau via TKO from strikes.

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