Dan Lauzon Injured, Pulled From UFC 103 Bout


Dan Lauzon. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Newly acquired lightweight, Dan Lauzon, has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 103 bout with Rafaello Oliveira after suffering a back injury during training. No replacement has been named at this time.

Lauzon and Oliveira were both acquired following the close of Affliction MMA. Lauzon was originally expected to face Chris Horodecki while Oliveira was slated to face lightweight ace Takanori Gomi on the card titled “Trilogy.”

Lauzon, a native of Bridgewater, New Jersey, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 12-2. Lauzon is currently riding a eight-fight winning streak which includes victories over the likes of Bobby Green, Justin Hammertrum, Brendan Hoxie, and Frank Latina. Lauzon made his UFC debut at the age of 18, youngest UFC fighter ever, losing to Spencer Fisher.

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort will be headlined by a 195-pound catchweight bout between former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin and former UFC heavyweight champion Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. Also on the card is a heavyweight clash featuring Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Junior dos Santos. UFC 103 is scheduled for September 19 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

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