The last four fighters on Saturday night’s UFC on FOX card had everything in the world to fight for, and yet the most impressive performance of the evening still came by way of Joe Lauzon.
Jamie Varner charged out of the gate aggressively in the first round, clearly looking surprise Lauzon much in the same way he had previously surprised Edson Barboza. He stayed on the attack early and often, which inevitably came into play in the second and third rounds when he became increasingly more gassed.
Lauzon played this bout exactly the way he needed to – he let Varner burn himself out before going in for the kill with a little less than three minutes remaining in the third round.
End result? Lauzon by submission…again.
Check out the fight’s highlights below.