Completed MMA Event

UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens

UFC Fight Night 17
  • Saturday 02.07.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: USF Sun Dome
  • Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $428,000
  • Attendance: 7,596
  • TV Ratings: 1,700,000 viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Submission of the Night
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens   |   $30,000 bonus to Lauzon
  • Knockout of the Night
    Cain Velasquez vs. Denis Stojnić   |   $30,000 bonus to Velasquez
  • Fight of the Night
    Josh Neer vs. Mac Danzig   |   $30,000 bonus to each fighter


  • Troy Waugh
    Lauzon vs. Stephens (10)Johnson vs. Fioravanti (7)Veach vs. Grice (4)Riddle vs. Bruno (1)
  • Jorge Ortiz
    Velasquez vs. Stojnić (9)Pellegrino vs. Emerson (6)Tibau vs. Clementi (3)
  • Jorge Alonso
    Neer vs. Danzig (8)Miller vs. Rosholt (5)Catone vs. Downey (2)


UFC Fight Night 17 Wiki

Also known as Ultimate Fight Night 17, the main event, Spike TV-televised fight between Joe Lauzon and Jeremy Stephens was one of the most exciting bouts of the beginning of 2009, with Lauzon rallying through early adversity to take hold of a fight-ending Armbar in the second round. Stephens was a late replacement opponent for Lauzon after his training partner Hermes Franca was forced off the card due to an ACL injury.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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