With his older brother Joe already slated to take on Sam Stout at UFC 108 in Las Vegas in January, Dan Lauzon will also compete on the card in a lightweight tilt against Cole Miller according to sources at MixedMartialArts.com:
Lauzon (12-2, 0-1 UFC) was acquired by Zuffa after the demise of Affliction and was scheduled to fight Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103 last month, but a back injury forced "The Upgrade" out of the bout. Now apparently recovered, Lauzon will look to get his second crack at UFC glory after his Octagon debut in late 2006 ended in a TKO loss to Spencer Fisher. That fight did, however, put Lauzon in the record books as the youngest fighter in UFC history.
Cole Miller (15-4, 4-2 UFC) has already tasted defeat at the hands of a Lauzon brother, after his TKO loss to Joe in the quarterfinals of the very competitive fifth season of TUF. Since then, the American Top Team-trained BJJ brown belt has managed to string together impressive wins over the likes of Leonard Garcia and Jorge Gurgel, but Miller also seems to falter when facing opponents with serious punching power, as he did against Jeremy Stephens and most recently, in a knockout loss to Efrain Escudero at UFC 103.
Although Miller's lanky frame usually makes him very dangerous off his back, Lauzon has some serious submission skills of his own, and these two talented grapplers may end up canceling each other out on the mat. If the bout stays on the feet, Lauzon's more technical boxing may prove to be the difference, but Miller has proven (particularly against Gurgel) that he can never be counted out.
The current rumored card for UFC 108 now includes:
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort
Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout
Dan Lauzon vs. Cole Miller