01 Jan Ryan Hall vs. Ricardo Lamas rebooked for UFC event on Aug. 29
A highly anticipated featherweight matchup has been rebooked for next month in Las Vegas.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Ryan Hall and Ricardo Lamas will take place at the UFC’s event on Aug. 29. The fight card will take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Combate was first to report the booking.
The meeting between the 145ers was originally scheduled to take place at UFC Oklahoma City in May before the event was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Since losing his first pro fight in April 2006, Hall has won eight straight, including all four of his UFC appearances. “The Wizard,” a competitor on season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter, has picked up octagon victories over Artem Lobov, Gray Maynard, B.J. Penn and, most recently, Darren Elkins in July 2019.
While appearing on MMA Fighting’s What the Heck in May, Hall was hoping the fight with Lamas would be rebooked as long as coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the Washington, D.C. area so he could properly prepare to compete.
Lamas is looking to get back to the form that lead to him to a world title shot in 2014. “The Bully” enters the bout after being finished by Calvin Kattar at UFC 238 in June 2019. Prior to that, Lamas snapped a two-fight losing streak when he defeated the durable Darren Elkins via third-round TKO in November 2018.
The featherweight showdown between Hall and Lamas joins a fight card that includes a pivotal light heavyweight matchup between former title challenger Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic.