By Farah Hannoun |
July 3, 2020 11:50 am
Hall (8-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will face Lamas (19-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC) on the UFC’s Aug. 29 event in Las Vegas.
On Friday, MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup with a person with knowledge of the situation – following an initial report from MMA Fighting. The person asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
The pair of featherweights were initially scheduled to fight on the UFC’s May 2 card in Oklahoma City, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A submission specialist, Hall has only competed twice since December 2016. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over Darren Elkins in July 2019. Prior to that victory, Hall picked up wins over B.J. Penn, Gray Maynard, and Artem Lobov.
Lamas has dropped three of his past four fights. After picking up a win over Elkins in November 2018, Lamas suffered a knockout loss to Calvin Kattar at UFC 238 in June. He later revealed that he broke his jaw in three places.
With the addition, the current Aug. 29 lineup includes:
- Aleksandar Rakic vs. Anthony Smith
- Christian Aguilera vs. Sean Brady
- Zak Cummings vs. Alessio Di Chirico
- Ryan Hall vs. Ricardo Lamas