UFC 155: Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard Added to December Card

Cody Guinn@@CKissGuinnContributor IIIAugust 20, 2012

Jun 22, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ, USA;  Gray Maynard during his fight against Clay Guida in a lightweight bout during UFC on FX at Revel Resort and Casino. Gray Maynard won the fight by split decision in the fifth round.  Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

UFC 155 is already shaping up to be one of the best cards of the year; and it's still four months away!

Already featuring the Heavyweight Championship rematch between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez and the anticipated clash of Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin, now the UFC has added some top lightweights to the mix.

MMAFighting.com reports that Joe Lauzon and Gray Maynard will now be fighting at the year end show.

Maynard, who is best known for his rivalry with former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar, is coming off a win against Clay Guida at UFC on FX back in June. The bout was noted for being very lackluster due to Guida seemingly running away from Maynard throughout the contest.

In the end, Maynard picked up a much needed decision victory as he was coming off a knockout loss to the then-champion Edgar.

Lauzon is coming off on what many considered to be the best fight of the year so far with his big submission win against Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox just two weeks ago.

Lauzon is a top med-tier fighter in the lightweight division, so a fight with former title contender Maynard is a nice step-up for "J-Lau" and a win would likely be the biggest of his career.

The bout is likely to serve on the main card at UFC 155 which is expected to take place on December 29th in Las Vegas.