Report: Florian, Lauzon Verbally Agree to Bout

UFC lightweight contenders Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon have verbally agreed to face each other in the main event of the next UFC Fight Night scheduled for April 2nd.

The news comes from a report by Loretta Hunt of The Fight Network.

Contracts have yet to be sent out to the fighters but are expected to be sent out, signed, and returned within the next few weeks.

Florian has been riding a wave of confidence since losing a UFC lightweight title opportunity to Sean Sherk last year, winning his last three fights in impressive fashion. He submitted Din Thomas in his last bout at UFC Fight Night 11 in September after Thomas suffered multiple injuries to his knee during a takedown attempt in the fight.

Lauzon stopped former champ Jens Pulver with strikes in his UFC debut in 2006 only to take 9 month hiatus to be on the cast of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Lauzon lost in the semifinals of the reality show to Manny Gamburyan. Since the show ended, Lauzon has defeated Brandon Melendez and Jason Reinhardt in consecutive bouts.

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