UFC News: Hermes Franca vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17

In an interview with Jeremy Stephens the other day he stated that Hermes Franca was going to fight in February.  It looks like Stephens was correct and it look like he will be fighting TUF 5 alum Joe Lauzon. This should be a very interesting fight.  Both guys are top tens in the UFC divison…or close to it.  Both guys are serious contenders.  Both guys are coming off of wins.  Lauzon comes fof a win over Kyle Bradley and Franca comes off of a win against Marcus Aurelio.  The winner of this fight will be considered an upper eshalon UFC lightweight. 

Lauzon is my earlier favorite to win this one, but it certainly can be a tough fight with a couple of tough fighters.

UFC Fight Night 17 will be held on February 7 and will feature bouts between TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig and Josh Neer as well as TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah taking on Nick Catone.  I look for all 3 of these fights to make the televised card with a event yet to be named to be tapped for the main event.


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