UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon

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UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 2, 2008
VenueBroomfield Event Center
CityBroomfield, Colorado
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] (also known 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, United States.[4]


The event was a lead-in to the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 7 on Spike. 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.[5]

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.[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.

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.

This event also 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) 2 3:28
Lightweight Gray Maynard def. Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Karo Parisyan TKO (punches) 2 0:34
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill def. Tim Boetsch TKO (punches) 2 1:25
Lightweight Nate Diaz def. Kurt Pellegrino Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:06
Light Heavyweight James Irvin def. Houston Alexander TKO (superman punch and punches) 1 0:08
Preliminary card
Lightweight Josh Neer def. Din Thomas Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marcus Aurelio def. Ryan Roberts Submission (armbar) 1 0:16
Lightweight Manvel Gamburyan def. Jeff Cox Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:41
Lightweight Clay Guida def. Samy Schiavo TKO (punches) 1 4:15
Welterweight George Sotiropoulos def. Roman Mitichyan TKO (punches) 2 2:24
Welterweight Anthony Johnson def. Tom Speer KO (punch) 1 0:51 [a]
  1. ^ This preliminary bout aired on the broadcast following the Alves vs Parisyan bout.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-kenflo040308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
  2. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-kenflo040308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-03-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night: Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  5. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_ylt=AmKVN9T.hQbKsixZIZABMbg9Eo14?slug=mmajunkie-Fight_Night_13_Three_Hour&prov=mmajunkie&type=lgns Retrieved 2008-02-27
  6. ^ "UFC Back to Colorado, Adds Parisyan vs. Alves". MMA Weekly. January 19, 2008. Archived from the original on March 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  7. ^ Stupp, Dann (February 14, 2008). "UFC Releases UFC Fight Night 13 Televised Card". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  8. ^ Savage, Greg (March 17, 2008). "Injury Knocks Fisher Out of Aurelio Bout". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-10-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)