Lightweights Joe Lauzon and Stevie Ray will face off at UFC Nashville on April 22nd.
Scotland’s Steven Ray will be fighting longtime lightweight fan-favorite Joe Lauzon at UFC Nashville on April 22nd. UFC officials announced the matchup on Thursday. The night’s main card airs live on Fox Sports 1.
Lauzon (27-12) is coming off a split decision win over Marcin Held at UFC Phoenix. A disappointed Lauzon disagreed with the outcome and felt that Held should’ve gotten the nod. His previous fight was a split decision loss vs. Jim Miller in August. The 23-fight veteran has collected a whopping fifteen post-fight bonuses, tied with Nate Diaz for most all-time in UFC history.
Ray (20-6) is 4-1 in the UFC, having edged out Ross Pearson by split decision at UFC Belfast last November. His only defeat inside the Octagon came against Alan Patrick, last September in Brazil. The former Cage Warriors lightweight champion will be fighting in the United States for the first time in his career.
The main event of UFC Nashville is a five-round featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov.