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Dan Lauzon (born March 30, 1988) is a mixed martial artist (MMA) from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. He is the younger brother of fellow MMA fighter Joe Lauzon.

BiographyEdit

Lauzon began training at the age of 14. He made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut at UFC 64: Unstoppable, losing to Spencer Fisher. At 18 years, seven months and 14 days old, Lauzon was the youngest fighter ever to appear in the UFC.

Lauzon is sponsored by TapouT and appeared in an episode of the television series TapouT. The TapouT crew followed Lauzon through the final preparations for his fight with Frank Latina. While filming, the crew expressed doubts about Lauzon's trainer and introduced him to crosstown rival trainer Mark DellaGrotte. After the episode aired, Lauzon's brother Joe criticized the episode and the TapouT crew's actions.[1]

Lauzon was originally scheduled to fight Chris Horodecki at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning event on January 24, but Chris was denied his license for failing his physical. [2] Bobby Green stepped up to take Horodecki's spot against Lauzon. Lauzon claimed he was kicked and kneed to the groin a total of three times, a fact openly questioned by bloggers, internet forums[3][4] and live by the broadcast team, in special by Tito Ortiz, who was doing Color Commentary for the event, at one point he claimed "Dan is Faking", referee Herb Dean and the doctor at one point asked to Dan Lauzon if he wanted to continue to fight, the fight was eventually restarted with Bobby Green having 2-points deducted while crowd loudly booed the point-deduction. While Bobby Green's unorthodox style managed to give Dan difficulties on the feet, Lauzon manage to control the fight on the ground and make Green tap out due to a Rear-naked Choke with five seconds left in the first Round.

As a result of the demise of the Affliction fight organization, Dan became a free agent, and as of July 28, 2009, is under contract with the UFC.[5]

Dan Lauzon faced Cole Miller on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108[6], in a back-and-forth fight, Miller locked a Kimura from an Inverted Triangle position, such submission earned him a US$50.000 "Submission of the Night" bonus[7]. At the same night and at the same event, Dan's brother, Joe Lauzon also lost his fight, after the event, probably because of the fact that both brothers lost, Joe Lauzon said that a fight between them, or even at the same event, is "not an option anymore".[8]

Dan Lauzon next schedule fight is gonna be on UFC 114, against The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero, who has previously defeated Cole Miller by TKO.

Dan has trained with Efrain Escudero in the past. When Dan was 18, he lived and trained with Drew Fickett's Team Scrub in Arizona for 3 or so months. Recently in an interview this is what Dan had to say about his former training partner, friend, and opponent, Efrain Escudero.

"Facing Efrain [Escudero] is going to be a little awkward, fighting my former training partner. I did three hard training camps with him. Two of the times it was me and him both getting ready for fights in RITC, the other was getting Drew Fickett ready for his fight with Kurt Pelligrino.

“We know so much about each other’s game. I feel my game has changed so much since we trained together and I feel his game has stepped up, in a sense he's gotten so much better at everything he does, but he still has that strong wrestling base.

“For some people it may be hard to punch a friend, for me, this is a sport, I train with my own brother on a regular basis and have no problem punching him in the mouth, so I won't have a problem punching Efrain. It's just going to be a little awkward, but I want to win and I know he wants to win. I know he's not going to be pulling any punches and neither will I.”

MMA recordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag Efrain Escudero UFC 114 05/29/2010 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Loss United States flag Cole Miller Submission (Kimura) UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva 1/02/2010 1 3:05 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win United States flag Bobby Green Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Affliction: Day of Reckoning 1/24/2009 1 4:55 United States flag Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States flag Justin Hammertrum TKO (Punches) WCF 5 11/14/2008 1 0:45 United States flag Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win United States flag Brendan Hoxie TKO (Punches) WCF 4 6/20/2008 2 3:45 United States flag Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win United States flag Frank Latina Submission (Triangle Choke) WCF 3 2/8/2008 1 3:10 United States flag Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win United States flag Andrew Montanez TKO Wild Bill's Fight Night 13 1/25/2008 1 1:48 United States flag Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win United States flag David George TKO CZ 24 - Combat Zone 24 10/13/2007 1 2:46 United States flag Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win United States flag Wayne Harnois KO (Punches) WCF 1 09/21/2007 1 0:14 United States flag Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win United States flag James Meal TKO FFP Untamed 14 06/16/2007 2 3:57 United States flag Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Loss Lithuania flag Deividas Taurosevicius Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CFFC 3: Battleground 01/19/2007 2 1:15 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss United States flag Spencer Fisher TKO (Strikes) UFC 64: Unstoppable 10/14/2006 1 4:38 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win United States flag Dyrell Walker Submission (Triangle Choke) CZ 17: Take Control 08/5/2006 1 3:52 United States flag Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win United States flag Leonard Wilson Submission (Choke) RITC 84: Celebrity Theatre 07/1/2006 2 1:34 United States flag Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win United States flag Jason Harris Submission (Choke) RITC 83: Rampage 06/10/2006 1 N/A United States flag Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Win United States flag Athony Peters Submission (Toe Hold) WFL 6 - Real: No Fooling Around 04/1/2006 2 2:20 United States flag Revere, Massachusetts, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. JoeLauzon.com - The Tapout Show with Dan was Garbage
  2. CSAC denies Horodecki his license. MMAMania.com (January 21, 2009). Retrieved on January 21, 2009.
  3. http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f61/dan-lauzons-8-headed-c-ck-906788/
  4. http://forums.mmaweekly.com/showthread.php?t=16695
  5. Bobby Green to replace Horodecki. MMAWeekly.com (January 22, 2009). Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved on January 22, 2009.
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  7. http://archive.is/20120712063447/mmajunkie.com/news/17417/ufc-108-salaries-rashad-evans-earns-top-fighter-payday-with-375k.mma
  8. http://archive.is/20120713172152/mmajunkie.com/news/17882/joe-lauzon-says-fight-with-brother-no-longer-an-option-boston-slot-his-for-taking.mma

External linksEdit

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