Lauzon, Stephens Official for UFC Fight Night

By Staff Feb 7, 2009
Joe Lauzon and Jeremy Stephens have been cleared to carry the flag for Saturday’s efforts at UFC Fight Night 17 at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., as both weighed in on target Friday for their lightweight contest.

Lauzon (17-4), who burst onto the scene with a surprise knockout over former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver at UFC 63 in September 2006, weighed in at 156 pounds. Stephens (14-3), who also tipped the scale at 156 pounds, replaced Hermes Franca on two week’s notice when the Brazilian tore the ACL in his right knee.

In two additional featured lightweight bouts, Josh Neer and Rich Clementi both missed their weight marks in their initial attempts. Both weighed in again later and were cleared for their separate tilts against Mac Danzig and Gleison Tibau, according to

UFC Fight Night 17 will air live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

UFC Fight Night 17 Weigh-In Results:
Jeremy Stephens (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (156)
Josh Neer (156.5*) vs. Mac Danzig (154.5)
Denis Stojnic (246) vs. Cain Velasquez (239)
Anthony Johnson (171) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (171)
Robert Emerson (153.5) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (155)
Nick Catone (184) vs. Derek Downey (185.5)
Matt Grice (156) vs. Matt Veach (156)
Rich Clementi (156.5*) vs. Gleison Tibau (155.5)
Jake Rosholt (185.5) vs. Dan Miller (186)
Matt Riddle (171) vs. Steve Bruno (171)

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 6:33 p.m. EST to report that Neer and Clementi made weight on their second attempts.
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