According to multiple reports, Joe Lauzon has been forced out of a planned November fight with Diego Sanchez at UFC 180.
No exact reason for Lauzon’s exit from the lightweight encounter have been mentioned. He was tabbed as a replacement for Norman Parke, who suffered a knee injury in training.
Sanchez has pushed hard to compete on the November 15 card, as it serves as the UFC’s debut in Mexico. The event recently lost heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez to a knee injury, as Mark Hunt vs. Fabricio Werdum now serves as the main event for the interim title.
Two new Ultimate Fighter winners are expected to be crowned that night, as the finals of TUF: Latin America take place. Below is the current card:
Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt
Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jake Ellenberger
Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. TBA
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez
Female Bantamweight: Leslie Smith vs. Jessica Eye
Welterweight: Edgar Garcia vs. Hector Urbina
Welterweight: Chris Heatherly vs. Augusto Montano
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America Bantamweight Final
TBA vs. TBA
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America Featherweight Final
TBA vs. TBA