Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr., professionally known as Joe Lauzon is an American mixed martial artist. He is currently competing in the UFC’s Lightweight division. He started his MMA career in 2004. As of October 2019, he has recorded 28 wins and 15 losses. Lauzon and Nate Diaz hold the record for second-most post-fight bonus awards in UFC history. He also holds the record for most Submission of the Night Honors in UFC history with 6 submissions. For his fight against Jim Miller was named the 2012 UFC Fight of the Year.
What is Joe Lauzon Famous For?
- 2004 Massachusetts fighter of the Year.
- Shares the record for the second-most post-fight bonus award in UFC history with Nate Diaz.
- Recipient of 7 Fight of the Night Honors, 6 Submission of the Night honors.
- Most submission of the Night Honors in UFC history.
- Fighter of the Year 2012.
- Most finished in the UFC Lightweight division.
Where was Joe Lauzon Born?
Joe Lauzon was born on 22 May 1984. His birth name is Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr. His birth place is in Brockton, Massachusetts in the United States. He holds American nationality. His father’s name is Joseph Edward Lauzon Sr. He has a brother, Dan Lauzon. At the age of 3, the family moved to East Bridgewater.
He attended East Bridgewater High School, where he picked up martial arts training in his junior year. After high school, he attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He graduated from Wentworth with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2007. After graduating from university, he started working as a network administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He later left his job to train mixed martial arts full-time.
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Lauzon fought his first amateur fight in 2002. As an amateur, he held a record of 5-3.
He had his first cage fight in a local Massachusetts promotion, Mass Destruction in 2004.
He then went on an 8 fight winning streak.
He also won an eight-man tournament, World Fighting League. He won the WFL Grand Prix Champion.
He was also named 2004 Massachusetts fighter of the Year by local Massachusetts MMA outlets.
He made his UFC debut against Jens Pulver at UFC 63 on 23 September 2006. He defeated Pulver via KO in 48 seconds.
Lauzon was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5 representing B.J. Penn’s team, where he exited from semifinals after losing to Manvel Gamburyan.
He defeated undefeated Jason Reinhardt via rear-naked choke at UFC 78.
He lost to Kenny Florian via TKO at UFC Fight Night 13.
He then defeated Kyle Bradley via TKO at UFC Fight Night 15 and Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 17.
He lost to Sam Stout via decision at UFC 108.
He then defeated Gable Ruediger at UFC 118.
He lost to George Sotiropoulos at UFC 123.
He then defeated Curt Warburton at UFC on Versus 4 and Melvin Guillard at UFC 136.
He lost to Anthony Pettis via KO at UFC 144.
He then defeated Jamie Varner via submission at UFC on Fox 4. The win earned him the Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night honors, as well as Fight of the Year nomination at the World MMA Awards.
He lost to Jim Miller at UFC 155. Both the fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.
He defeated Mac Danzig at UFC on Fox 9 and Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 50.
He lost of Al Iaquinta at UFC 183 before defeating Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fox 16.
He then lost to Evan Dunham at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale before defeating Diego Sanchez at UFC 200.
He lost faced 3 consecutive defeats against Stevie Ray, Clay Guida, and Chris Gruetzemacher between April 2017 and April 2018 before defeating Jonathan Pearce at UFC on ESPN 6 in October 2019.
Who is Joe Lauzon Married to?
Joe Lauzon is a married man. He is married to Katie Lauzon. The couple has 2 sons together, Joey, and Jacob. His son Jacob was diagnosed with stage 4S neuroblastoma a week after he was born. He was finally cleared as cancer-free in early 2019.
What are Joe Lauzon Body Measurements?
Joe Lauzon stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 155 lbs i.e. 79 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a reach of 71.5 inches.
What is Joe Lauzon Net Worth?
Joe Lauzon earns from his professional career as a mixed martial artist. He has earned several fights of the night, the performance of the night, and submission of the night bonuses. His entire career has been sponsored by independent record label Massachusetts-based Deathwish Inc. His net worth is estimated at $500 thousand.