Former UFC lightweight champion Jens “Little Evil” Pulver will make his return to the octagon against UFC newcomer Joe Lauzon at UFC 63. The fight will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California.
This fight will mark the first time Pulver has fought in the UFC in over four years and he said he is treating it as if it’s a title match.
“People have made this mistake of thinking that I’m overlooking somebody, but I’m not overlooking this kid,” he said. “I don’t overlook anything. I’m just as nervous as he is – I ain’t been in the UFC for four years. I’m working on my stuff because MMA has been around long enough where we can all grapple, we can all box, and we can all clinch in between. It’s just a matter of who does it better and harder. I know he’s a strong kid and he loves grappling. He’s got good grappling technique and tries some wild stuff and it works. This is a world title fight to me because the truth is, if I lose to this kid, I don’t get that shot.”