They both wanted it, so Joe Silva gave it to them.
MMA Weekly is reporting that Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon is in the works for Super Bowl weekend at UFC 143.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in for the lightweight fights to place on the Feb. 4 show. Bout agreements have not been issued for the proposed fight yet however.
Lauzon recently told MMA Weekly that he thinks it’s going to be a “dog fight.”
“I really like watching Anthony fight. That to me is just as important, I like fighting guys who go for the finish. He’s got great stand-up, he’s working on his wrestling, which is still pretty good, and he’s good off his back too. I think it will be an exciting fight,” Lauzon commented.
“I don’t think either one of us are going to blow the other one out of the water with stand-up or ground. I think it will be a dog fight.”
It’s definitely an interesting match-up. Pettis chose to focus on his wrestling instead of showcasing his high-flying striking arsenal when he fought Jeremy Stephens at UFC 136, but that could easily get him in trouble with Lauzon and his slick jiu-jitsu game. Hopefully, that means we’ll see Pettis let it all go on the feet like he used to in the WEC.