Nothing at an MMA show in Boston matches a Joe Lauzon fight. TD Garden erupts after Lauzon, 35, mauls Jonathan Pearce in the first round, a 1:33 TKO. The crowd is still producing high decibels a minute after the finish, rising in a "Joe! Joe! Joe!" chant.
Cool moment backstage in Boston. UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic wishes Chris Weidman good luck in his main event, light heavyweight debut against Dominick Reyes. Good vibes from Miocic in TD Garden. One of the biggest wins of his career (a title defense against Francis Ngannou) took place in this building. Photo courtesy of Jim Walter, who manages both fighters.
Joe Lauzon seems like a staple of the TD Garden shows but actually has been on only two of the five previous ones. He’s 35 now, so enjoy him while you can, Boston. Lauzon (27-15) faces lightweight Jonathan Pearce (9-3), making his UFC debut riding a five-fight winning streak.