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Ryan Hall vs. Ricardo Lamas Rescheduled For UFC Event on August 29th.

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A featherweight pairing between talented submission artist, Ryan Hall, and one-time title challenger, Ricardo ‘Bully’ Lamas has been reworked for a UFC event on August 29th. – following a failed meeting at UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City in April, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ultimate Fighter 22 victor, Hall – last featured at UFC Fight Night Sacramento last July – taking a unanimous decision win over longtime featherweight challenger, Darren ‘The Damage’ Elkins. Veteran all-rounder, Lamas made his last appearance in the Octagon back at UFC 238 last June – dropping a first-frame knockout defeat to surging contender, Calvin Kattar. News of the pairing was initially reported by Combate’sMarcelo Barone.

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Virginia native, Hall made his Octagon bow back in December of 2015 – winning The Ultimate Fighter lightweight tournament against, Artem Lobov in a unanimous judging. In victories since, The three-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion has managed wins against former lightweight title challenger, Gray Maynard, and former lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn in a nasty heel-hook victory.

Illinois native, Lamas will make his seventeenth Octagon walk since his transition from the now-defunct WEC back in 2011. The 38-year-old challenged then featherweight kingpin, José Aldo for the 145-pound title back in February of 2014 at UFC 169, dropping a unanimous decision. In the last three years, the gritty challenger has dropped three defeats in four outings. In between a win over Darren Elkins – Lamas was knocked out by both Josh Emmett, and the aforenoted, Kattar, prior to a close split decision loss to Mirsad Bektić.

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