Pettis vs. Lauzon steigt in Japan

Up-to-the-minute news about UFC 144, scheduled for Saturday, February 26 in Saitama, Japan

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“Verbal agreements are in for a match between two of the most exciting lightweights in the sport as Joe ‘J-Lau’ Lauzon will face Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis February 26th in Saitama, Japan,” confirmed UFC president Dana White today.

Rumors of the matchup surfaced after Lauzon's 47-second blitz win over then-top contender Melvin Guillard at UFC 136. Pettis told an interviewer he'd welcome a chance to fight Lauzon; shortly thereafter, Lauzon posted a video blog in agreeing to the bout.

Okami Returns in Feb. Against Boetsch
update November 15
Middleweight contender Yushin Okami will get a home game in his first bout since his UFC 134 clash with Anderson Silva when he takes on Tim Boetsch in UFC 144 action on February 26th.

“Undefeated since dropping down to middleweight, Tim ‘The Barbarian’ Boetsch has verbally agreed to face top three ranked Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami February 26th in Saitama, Japan,” said UFC President Dana White.

Akiyama Makes Welterweight Debut against Shields updated November 14
Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama will have plenty of support from his home country fans on February 26th, when he makes his welterweight debut in UFC 144 action against 170-pound contender Jake Shields at Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

“Verbal agreements are in for a welterweight matchup in Saitama, Japan between former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and Asian superstar ‘Sexyama’ Yoshihiro Akiyama February 26th,” said UFC President Dana White.

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