Before losing to fellow New Englander Kenny Florian in April 2008, Lauzon had swept onto the UFC scene winning his first three fights - one that included a KO of the former lightweight champ Jens Pulver. He's won two of his last three fights and at UFC 118 will be taking on Terry Etim for a battle he'll want to win in front of his home crowd.
Rivera pulled out a devastating knock out over Nate Quarry this past March and is now riding a three-straight win streak. When he takes on Alessio Sakara at UFC 118, it'll be his first fight in front of his home state, just one of many reasons he'll want to pull out all the stops and walk away with the win.
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