UFC 223 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

The story of UFC 223 is the story of what happened before the curtain rose. Even by MMA standards, it was a tumultuous week in Brooklyn, New York. Were it possible to quantify such things, it probably set a new high score for unadulterated craziness…

The story of UFC 223 is the story of what happened before the curtain rose. Even by MMA standards, it was a tumultuous week in Brooklyn, New York. Were it possible to quantify such things, it probably set a new high score for unadulterated craziness…

Chris Gruetzemacher Batters Joe Lauzon To Kick Off UFC 223 Main Card

Both on two-fight losing streaks, lightweight veterans Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher badly needed a win in the opening main card bout of tonight’s (Sat., April 7, 2018) UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The action kicked off in NYC with Lauzon pressing the pace with big punches early, with many landing […]

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Both on two-fight losing streaks, lightweight veterans Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher badly needed a win in the opening main card bout of tonight’s (Sat., April 7, 2018) UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The action kicked off in NYC with Lauzon pressing the pace with big punches early, with many landing effectively. He got a little wild with a few, however, but he rebounded with a pinpoint step-in elbow that hit Gruetzemacher flush.

He ate it like a champ, turning the tide by landing in top position to score with shots to the body. Lauzon looked to lock up one of his patented fight-ending submissions, searching a for a kneebar and a heel hook. Gruetzemacher spun out of danger but ate a big knee from Lauzon on the feet. He followed with an elbow and Gruetzemacher went to work with some light shots in dirty boxing range.

Gruetzemacher landed a big uppercut as Lauzon got a little sloppy and sluggish. Hard punches including hooks and an uppercut landed for Gruetzemacher, and he continued pouring it on in the final minute of the round. Combos landed crisply, and elbows battered “J-Lau” as the bell sounded on the opening frame of the UFC 223 main card.

“Gruetze” came out stalking once again in the second, and Lauzon attempted a takedown. Lauzon’s eye was swollen badly as Gruetzemacher poured on the damage as he worked the body and head. Vicious combinations flowed in from all angles and brutal uppercuts scored without fail. More straight shots peppered Lauzon, and Gruetzemacher threw more singing elbows.

Another uppercut to the body hit, and Lauzon somehow found a second wind to push forward with some shots. Gruetzemacher persevered with knees to the body, and as he landed more and more punches Lauzon’s face was bloodied badly. More uppercuts came and Lauzon’s face was reminiscent of his UFC 155 war with Jim Miller. A punch rocked Lauzon and more shots cored as Lauzon somehow made it out of the frame.

The third and final round never came as Dan Miragliotta mercifully stopped the fight after Lauzon’s corner called it off after a hard-to-watch, bloody second frame.

Final Result: Chris Gruetzemacher def. Joe Lauzon via R2 TKO (Corner Stoppage, 5:00)

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Chris Gruetzemacher Batters Joe Lauzon To Kick Off UFC 223 Main Card

Both on two-fight losing streaks, lightweight veterans Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher badly needed a win in the opening main card bout of tonight’s (Sat., April 7, 2018) UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The action kicked off in NYC with Lauzon pressing the pace with big punches early, with many landing […]

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Both on two-fight losing streaks, lightweight veterans Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher badly needed a win in the opening main card bout of tonight’s (Sat., April 7, 2018) UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The action kicked off in NYC with Lauzon pressing the pace with big punches early, with many landing effectively. He got a little wild with a few, however, but he rebounded with a pinpoint step-in elbow that hit Gruetzemacher flush.

He ate it like a champ, turning the tide by landing in top position to score with shots to the body. Lauzon looked to lock up one of his patented fight-ending submissions, searching a for a kneebar and a heel hook. Gruetzemacher spun out of danger but ate a big knee from Lauzon on the feet. He followed with an elbow and Gruetzemacher went to work with some light shots in dirty boxing range.

Gruetzemacher landed a big uppercut as Lauzon got a little sloppy and sluggish. Hard punches including hooks and an uppercut landed for Gruetzemacher, and he continued pouring it on in the final minute of the round. Combos landed crisply, and elbows battered “J-Lau” as the bell sounded on the opening frame of the UFC 223 main card.

“Gruetze” came out stalking once again in the second, and Lauzon attempted a takedown. Lauzon’s eye was swollen badly as Gruetzemacher poured on the damage as he worked the body and head. Vicious combinations flowed in from all angles and brutal uppercuts scored without fail. More straight shots peppered Lauzon, and Gruetzemacher threw more singing elbows.

Another uppercut to the body hit, and Lauzon somehow found a second wind to push forward with some shots. Gruetzemacher persevered with knees to the body, and as he landed more and more punches Lauzon’s face was bloodied badly. More uppercuts came and Lauzon’s face was reminiscent of his UFC 155 war with Jim Miller. A punch rocked Lauzon and more shots cored as Lauzon somehow made it out of the frame.

The third and final round never came as Dan Miragliotta mercifully stopped the fight after Lauzon’s corner called it off after a hard-to-watch, bloody second frame.

Final Result: Chris Gruetzemacher def. Joe Lauzon via R2 TKO (Corner Stoppage, 5:00)

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UFC 223: Joe Lauzon Benched Himself Following Knockout Loss

After fighters step inside the cage to do battle, athletic commission review their physical well-being and determine if they need to receive a medical suspension. Sometimes, though, the best doctor for a fighter can be themselves. Joe Lauzon, a veteran…

After fighters step inside the cage to do battle, athletic commission review their physical well-being and determine if they need to receive a medical suspension. Sometimes, though, the best doctor for a fighter can be themselves. Joe Lauzon, a veteran of 41 career fights, believes his decision to sit on the sidelines for an extended […]

UFC 223: Joe Lauzon Battles Chris Gruetzemacher in Brooklyn

Former Ultimate Fighter competitors Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher will square off at UFC 223 this April, according to a report by Newsday. Lauzon (27-14) is just 3-5 over his last eight, including back-to-back defeats at the hands of Stevie Ray an…

Former Ultimate Fighter competitors Joe Lauzon and Chris Gruetzemacher will square off at UFC 223 this April, according to a report by Newsday. Lauzon (27-14) is just 3-5 over his last eight, including back-to-back defeats at the hands of Stevie Ray and Clay Guida. The Massachussetts native will be trying to avoid the first three-fight […]

Clay Guida Runs Through Joe Lauzon in Norfolk

Clay Guida made short work of Joe Lauzon. The opening bout on the main card of UFC Fight Night 120 featured a bout between two fan favorites. Lauzon and Guida traded leather inside the Ted Convention Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The event aired live on FOX Sports 1. Guida got things started with a leg […]

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Clay Guida made short work of Joe Lauzon.

The opening bout on the main card of UFC Fight Night 120 featured a bout between two fan favorites. Lauzon and Guida traded leather inside the Ted Convention Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The event aired live on FOX Sports 1.

Guida got things started with a leg kick followed by a right hand. He stunned Lauzon with a punch and then dropped him. Guida rained down heavy shots. He pounded away with hammerfists followed by elbows. Finally, Guida finished the fight and the two embraced.

Final Result: Clay Guida def. Joe Lauzon via TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:07

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