A fight between Ryan Hall and Ricardo Lamas has now been rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 178 on August 29th at a destination still to be confirmed.
Hall vs. Lamas was originally targeted to take place in May, but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A high-level BJJ player, Hall won The Ultimate Fighter season 22 back in 2015 and though he’s fought infrequently since then, he’s currently 4-0 in the UFC so far.
Along the way he’s claimed a unanimous decision win over Gray Maynard, became the first fighter ever to submit BJ Penn and most recently defeated Darren Elkins on the scorecards back in July of last year.
Now he’ll go up against Lamas, who has had a tough time of it in the Octagon recently, having lost three of his last four fights.
Worse still, book-ending that run has been KO losses to Josh Emmett back in 2017 and Calvin Kattar last year – both of which occurred in the opening round.
Lamas’ overall UFC record still stands at 10-6 though and the 38-year-old will be hoping to turn things around against Hall and show he’s still got what it takes to be a threat in the weight class.
Hall vs. Lamas joins a UFC Fight Night 178 card that’s also expected to feature fights like Yair Rodriguez vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov and Anthony Smith vs. Alexander Rakic.