UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens

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UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date February 7, 2009
Venue USF Sun Dome[1]
City Tampa, Florida[1]
Attendance 7,596
Total gate $428,000
Total purse $304,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 94: St. Pierre vs Penn 2 UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson

UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens, also referred to as UFC Fight Night 17 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on February 7, 2009.[3]


The main event was originally scheduled to be between Joe Lauzon and Hermes Franca. However, Franca suffered a torn ACL during training and could no longer participate in this event. He was replaced by Jeremy Stephens.[4]

Derek Downey replaced Amir Sadollah in a bout against Nick Catone. Sadollah pulled out after being sidelined with a broken clavicle.

Dan Miller replaced Alessio Sakara in a bout against Jake Rosholt. Sakara pulled out of the bout with a shoulder injury.

Matt Veach replaced George Sotiropoulos against Matt Grice. Sotiropoulos suffered a rib injury.


Main card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Jeremy Stephens Submission (armbar) 2 4:43
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Denis Stojnić TKO (punches) 2 2:34
Lightweight Josh Neer def. Mac Danzig Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:36
Welterweight Anthony Johnson def. Luigi Fioravanti TKO (punches) 1 4:39
Preliminary card
Lightweight Kurt Pellegrino def. Rob Emerson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:14
Middleweight Dan Miller def. Jake Rosholt Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:03 [a]
Lightweight Matt Veach def. Matt Grice TKO (punches) 1 4:34
Lightweight Gleison Tibau def. Rich Clementi Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:35 [b]
Middleweight Nick Catone def. Derek Downey Submission (keylock) 2 1:15
Welterweight Matthew Riddle def. Steve Bruno Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout was aired on the broadcast following the Neer vs Danzig bout.
  2. ^ This bout was aired on the broadcast following the Miller vs Rosholt bout.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.[5]

  • Fights of the Night: Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer
  • Knockout of the Night: Cain Velasquez
  • Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "MMA Insider Blog". MMAWeekly.com. December 10, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night 17 fighters salaries". MmaWeekly.com. Retrieved February 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ Caplan, Sam (November 18, 2008). "UFC Fight Night 17 scheduled for February 7". FiveOuncesofPain.com. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hermes Franca Tears ACL; Off of UFC Fight Night 17". DemandMMA.com. January 26, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Neer, Danzig, Velasquez and Lauzon each earn $30K UFN 17 bonuses". MMAJunkie.com. February 7, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2009.