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Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout
Round 1: Lauzon got the clinch early and took Stout to the ground. He got in Stout’s half guard and went for Stout’s arm, but Stout jumped to his feet. Stout is cut over his left eye. They traded blows on their feet. Lauzon went for another takedown, but Stout was able to defend before eventually being taken down. Stout got back to his feet and defended another takedown attempt from Lauzon. Lauzon pulled guard and took the fight to the ground again. Stout was able to get back to his feet. Stout stuffed another takedown and started to loosen up, landing body punches and kicks. Stout continued to work Lauzon over with kicks and punches as the round ended. Great round, Stout stole it with the last minute of the round. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
Round 2: Lauzon continued to land kicks and punches. He rocked Lauzon with a head kick. Lauzon was able to take Stout to the ground and pressed him against the cage. Stout got back up to his keep and landed a nice combination. They continued to trade blows, with Stout getting the better of the exchanges. Stout stuffed another takedown and Lauzon pulled guard. Stout got back to his feet and continued to pick away at Stout. Stout took Lauzon down to the ground and Lauzon pulled guard again. Stout landed a couple of elbows and punches from the top as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
Round 3: Great exchange as the round opened. Stout continued to be aggressive and stuffed another takedown attempt. Stout continued to pick away at Lauzon, who looks spent. Lauzon was able to score a takedown with two minutes left in the round. Lauzon was able to get ahold of Stout’s neck, but Stout was able to break free and get back to his feet. Stout pegged Lauzon with a big uppercut and missed a big backfist, and continued to wail away on Lauzon as the round came to an end. Great fight, the fight of the night so far. I have it 30-27 for Stout, although I can easily see the first round going to Lauzon. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
Sam Stout defeated Joe Lauzon via unanimous decision (scores of 30-26,30-27,30-27).
After the bout, Stout thanked his opponent and said he had fun. He thanked his camp, and thanked the Canadian fans.