Lightweights Joe Lauzon and Takanori Gomi will square off this July at UFC on FOX 16. The bout was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame.”
Set for July 25 from the United Center in Chicago, the main event features T.J. Dillashaw defending his bantamweight title against Renan Barao.
Lauzon (24-10) had his two-fight win streak snapped by Al Iaquinta earlier this year, falling to 3-4 in his last seven. Gomi (35-10) is 3-2 in his last five fights overall.
“Gomi is the ONE fighter I have ever gone up to as a fan,” Lauzon posted on Instagram, along with a picture that read work until your idols become your rivals. “Introduced myself knowing he didn’t speak English.”
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Renan Barao
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury
Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye
Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Ramsey Nijem
Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Danny Castillo
Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi