Joe Lauzon will face a stiff challenge when he looks to get back on track later this year. Lauzon, who is coming off a crushing defeat at the hands of Anthony Pettis, will take on Terry Etim at UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles. The card is set for August 4.

After defeating Melvin Guillard via submission, “J-Lau” was looking to make a statement in the UFC’s lightweight division. Instead, Pettis dropped him in the first round last month at UFC 144 and sent Lauzon back to the drawing board.

In the 15-4 Etim, Lauzon will be facing a fighter in the same situation as himself. Etim was knocked out by Edson Barboza with a spinning wheel kick, dropping him to 1-2 in his last three after a four-fight winning streak.

The Boston Herald and Fighters Only Magazine have both reported the fight as being official for the card.


MMATraining Take: This should be a perfect fight for Lauzon to get back on track with. Despite the win over Guillard, Lauzon has struggled against some of the elite competition in the division, so he needs to make sure and not slip up against fighters like Etim.