Joe Lauzon Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, UFC, Spouse, and Net Worth
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Who is Joe Lauzon?
Joe Lauzon, fully known as Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr. is a famous American professional mixed martial artist, competing in the UFC’s Lightweight division. As a well-rounded fighter, Lauzon is tied with Nate Diaz in having the third most post-fight bonus awards in UFC history, following Donald Cerrone and Charles Oliveira. His younger brother, Dan Lauzon is also a mixed martial artist.
Joe Lauzon Career
His first amateur bout was in 2002, and he held a 5-3 record as an amateur. He had his first cage fight in 2004, winning with a first-round armbar in a local Massachusetts promotion, Mass Destruction. Lauzon continued on with an eight-fight winning streak with all the bouts ended through submission. He won an eight-man tournament beating three fighters in one night in the World Fighting League and was crowned the WFL Grand Prix Champion. Additionally, he was named 2004 Massachusetts fighter of the year by local Massachusetts MMA outlets.
On September 23, 2006, he made his debut in the UFC defeating former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver at UFC 63. He won by KO in 48 seconds and in doing so, beat 7-to-1 odds and was awarded a Knockout of the Night award. Lauzon, throughout his career, has been sponsored by independent record label Massachusetts-based Deathwisg Inc.
The Ultimate Fighter
Joe was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, featuring lightweights exclusively. He was on B.J. Penn’s team against a team coached by Jens Pulver. In the preliminary round, he beat Brian Geraghty and then defeated Cole Miller in the quarterfinals. The victory was somewhat controversial because of an illegal strike to the back of Miller’s head. Miller appeared obviously dazed by the illegal strike and was granted time to recover. However when action was restarted, it was clear that Miller was still feeling the effects of the strike, and Joe capitalized on it and won the bout. Lauzon then lost by unanimous decision to Manvel Gamburyan in the semi-finals. Manvel later beat Brandon Melendez by submission (triangle choke) at 2: 09 of round two at the finale.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Lauzon defeated previously unbeaten Jason Reinhardt by rear-naked choke in the first round at UFC 78. He quickly took Reinhardt down prior to moving to the north-south position. Reinhardt rolled giving him his back and Lauzon instantly sunk in the rear-naked choke for a quick submission win. Kenny Florian then beat Lauzon in the main event of UFC Fight Night 13, by TKO through strikes from mount in the second round on April 2, 2008. The first round was back and forth as Florian opened a cut on Lauzon’s head with elbows and took his back while Lauzon landed several takedowns and tried several submissions. Florian then opened the second round with a takedown and soon advanced to mount where he landed many unanswered strikes until the bout was waved off.
Joe then beat Kyle Bradley via technical knockout in round two at UFC Fight Night on September 17, 2008. Kyle connected with a punch and rocked Lauzon in the first round. However, Lauzon was able to recover and went on to trade with Bradley in a close first round. In the second round, Lauzon scored a takedown and transitioned quickly into mount prior to taking Bradley’s back. He landed several punches from this position until the referee stepped in to save Bradley.
How old is Joe Lauzon?
Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr. is aged 38 as of 2022, having been born on May 22, 1984, in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Johnny Gill, Dwayne Johnson, Bernie Taupin, Camren Bicondova, Dana Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin, Laurence Olivier, T. Boone Pickens, Harvey Milk, Ted Kaczynski, and Naomi Campbell, among others.
Joe Lauzon Family
Whoe are Joe Lauzon’s parents?
Joseph Edward Lauzon Jr. was born to Joe Lauzon Sr. and Debbie Lauzon, in Brockton, Massachusetts. In his third grade, they moved to East Bridgewater, where they lived on a small farm.
Does Joe Lauzon have siblings?
Lauzon was born to his parents into a family of two children both boys. He has one young brother, Dan Lauzon, who is also a professional mixed martial artist.
Joe Lauzon Education
Lauzon attended East Bridgewater High School, where e got interested in martial arts after seeing a demonstration. He then enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2007.
Joe Lauzon Interests
Lauzon got interested in professional wrestling from a young age and together with his friends would re-enact moves on his trampoline. He then got interested in martial arts in high school after seeing a demonstration. After college, he served as a network administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts prior to beginning training in martial arts full-time.
Joe Lauzon Spouse
Lauzon is currently married to his wonderful and beautiful wife, Katie Lauzon, who works as a pediatrician nurse. The couple is happily married with one child and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Joe Lauzon Kids
Lauzon and his supportive and loving wife, Katie have one child together. The couple has a son, Joseph Lauzon III.
Joe Lauzon Height
Lauzon has a well-built body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and a weight of 70 kg (155 lbs).
Joe was expected to face former WEC Lightweight Champion, Hermes Franca on February 7, 2009, in the main event for UFC Fight Night 17. However, Franca pulled out of the fight with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. His place was taken by Jeremy Stephens as a late replacement. Joe beat Jeremy by armbar in the second round, earning a Submission of the Night bonus award. He then faced Sam Stout at UFC 108, on January 2, 2010, and lost in a very entertaining bout via decision, earning the Fight of the Night bonus award.
Joe was then expected to fight Terry Etim at UFC 118, on August 28, 2010. However, Etim had to pull out of the bout because of an injury. Joe was then set to face fellow Ultimate Fighter season 5 castmate Gabe Ruediger. During the UFC 118, weigh-ins Ruediger brought Lauzon a cake that read ”Sorry for your loss”. However, Joe beat Ruediger, who is a black belt in Brazilain jiu-jitsu, by armbar in 2:01 of round one having completely dominated him for the whole bout. The submission earned Lauzon a Submission of the Night award, and as per commentator Joe Rogan, Gabe ”was never in it for a second.”
Joe fought George Sotiropoulos at UFC 123, on November 20, 2010. The bout started with an action-packed first round, that saw Joe set the pace. However, by the conclusion of the round, he started to tire and saw George start to gain momentum. The second round saw a fatigued and passive Joe, and after a scramble, George ended up in top position and torqued a kimura to force a tap-out. Both of the fighters received a Fight of the Night bonus award.
Joe fought Curt Warburton at UFC on Versus 4, on June 26, winning in the first round by kimura, and earned a Submission of the Night bonus award. He was shortly linked to a fight with Charles Oliveira at UFC 138, but Oliveira faced Donald Cerrone on August 14, 2011, at UFC Live: Hardy vs.Lytle replacing an injured Paul Taylor. On October 8, 2011, Joe beat Melvin Guillard by rear-naked choke at UFC 136, receiving his fourth Submission of the Night honor and sixth straight UFC Bonus award. He then fought Anthony Pettis at UFC 144, on February 26, 2012, losing the bout by KO because of a head kick in 91 seconds.
Lauzon was again expected to fight Terry Etim at UFC on Fox 4, on August 4, 2012, but Etim was forced out of the fight due to an injury and replaced by Jamie Varner. In a back-and-forth bout that saw both fighters rocked, Joe secured the win after locking in a triangle choke on Varner at 2:44 of the third round. He earned the Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night honors and a Fight of the Year nomination at the World MMA Awards for his performance. He was then expected to face Gray Maynard at UFC 155, on December 29, 2012, but Maynard pulled out due to a knee injury and was replaced by Jim Miller. Miller beat Lauzon by unanimous decision, and the back-and-forth action earned both men Fight of the Night honors.
On August 17, 2013, Lauzon fought Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 26. He lost the bout by unanimous decision, following being outmatched by Johnson. Joe then faced Mac Danzig at UFC on Fox 9, on December 14, 2013, and won the bout by unanimous decision. On September 5, 2014, he faced Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night. Following a back and forth bout, Lauzon won by TKO in the second round after opening a significant cut above Chiesa’s right eye, forcing a doctor’s stoppage. Both of the fighters received Fight of the Night honors for their performance.
He was then expected to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC 180, on November 15, 2014, taking the place of injured Norman Parke. On October 23, it was revealed that injuries to both Lauzon and Sanchez led to the pairing being scrapped altogether. On January 31, 2015, he fought Al Iaquinta at UFC 183 and lost the bout by TKO in the second round. In the first fight of his new eight-fight deal, he faced Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fox 16, on July 25, 2015. Following successfully taking down Gomi, Joe won the bout by TKO in the first round. Next, he faced Evan Dunham at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, on December 11, 2015, losing by a unanimous decision.
Joe fought Diego Sanchez at UFC 200, on July 9, 2016. He won the bout by TKO in the first round, becoming the first man to defeat Sanchez by strikes. The victory won him his first performance of the Night bonus award. With no damage from his previous fight, he was scheduled to rematch Jim Miller at UFC on Fox 21, on August 27, 2016. However, he lost the rematch by split decision, and they both received a Fight of the Night bonus.
On January 15, 2017, Lauzon faced Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 103. He won by a controversial split decision, even saying he felt he lost the fight post-fight. Likewise, 16 out of 17 media pundits scored the bout for Held; the lone holdout scored the bout a draw. On April 22, 2017, he faced Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 108 and lost the fight by a majority decision. He then faced Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 120, on November 11, 2017, losing by technical knockout in round one. On April 7, 2018, he faced Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC 223, as the first fight of his new four-fight contract.
Following an 18-month break, Joe fought Jonathan Pearce at UFC on ESPN 6, on October 18, 2019. He won the bout by technical knockout in round one. Following another 31-month break, he was scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 208 on April 30, 2022. The fight was then moved to May 7, 2022, at UFC 274 for undisclosed reasons. However, the fight was later canceled the day of the event due because of Cerrone falling ill despite weighing in. They were rescheduled to fight at UFC on ESPN 27 on June 18, 2022. However, the fight was again scrapped the day of the event because Lauzon suffered leg cramping.
Joe Lauzon Net Worth
American professional mixed martial artist, Lauzon has been active from 2004 to the present and competes in the UFC’s Lightweight division. He has won 28 fights and lost 15 fights throughout his career, earning different amounts in various fights. Lauzon has a Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million – $5 million as of 2022.