UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon

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UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 2, 2008
Venue Broomfield Event Center
City Broomfield, Colorado
Attendance 6,742[1]
Total gate $753,429[2]
Event chronology
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon UFC 83: Serra vs St-Pierre 2

UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon[3] referred to by the media as UFC Fight Night 13 was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on April 2, 2008[4] at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado.[4] The event was a lead-in to the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 7 on Spike. Fight Night 13 was the first UFC event to be held in Colorado since The Ultimate Ultimate was held in Denver on December 16, 1995.[5] Instead of scheduling a two-hour program usually set for UFC Fight Night cards, the event was a three-hour broadcast, a change due to a petition from Sherdog Forums and a letter-writing campaign by MMA fans to Spike.[6]

Stephan Bonnar was originally slated to take on Matt Hamill, but was forced to withdraw when he suffered a complete tear of his left collateral knee ligament during training.[7] He was replaced by Tim Boetsch, who took the fight on only ten days notice. Likewise, a planned bout between lightweights Spencer Fisher and Marcus Aurélio was cancelled due to a shoulder injury Fisher suffered during training.[8] On March 20, 2008, the UFC website announced that newcomer Ryan Roberts was to make his octagon debut on short notice to face Marcus Aurélio as a replacement for the injured Spencer Fisher. In addition, this event marked the first bout of a series of fights between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Kenny Florian def Joe Lauzon TKO (punches & elbows) 2 3:28
Lightweight Gray Maynard def Frankie Edgar unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Thiago Alves def Karo Parisyan TKO (strikes) 2 0:34
Light heavyweight Matt Hamill def Tim Boetsch TKO (strikes) 2 1:25
Lightweight Nate Diaz def Kurt Pellegrino submission (flying triangle choke) 2 3:06
Light heavyweight James Irvin def Houston Alexander KO (superman punch) 1 0:08
Preliminary card
Lightweight Josh Neer def Din Thomas unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marcus Aurelio def Ryan Roberts submission (armbar) 1 0:16
Lightweight Manny Gamburyan def Jeff Cox submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:41
Lightweight Clay Guida def Samy Schiavo TKO (strikes) 1 4:15
Welterweight George Sotiropoulos def Roman Mitichyan TKO (strikes) 2 2:24
Welterweight Anthony Johnson def Tom Speer KO (punch) 1 0:51 [a]
  1. ^ This preliminary bout was aired on the broadcast.

Bonus awards[edit]

At the end of this event, $20,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon
  • Knockout of the Night: James Irvin
  • Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz