Ryan Hall Vs. Ricardo Lamas Reportedly Rebooked For August UFC Event
One of the most decorated Jiu-Jitsu specialists will look to prove his value in a stacked featherweight division. It is being reported that Ryan Hall will face off against Ricardo Lamas on August 29 inside the UFC’s APEX Center.
Hall (8-1) has won medals in multiple competitions for Jiu-Jitsu. He won bronze and gold in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, as well as bronze in the ADCC World Championships. The 35-year-old has also won gold while competing in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Making his MMA debut in 2006 (competing regularly in 2012), Hall won The Ultimate Fighter 22 Lightweight Tournament finale, beating Artem Lobov via unanimous decision. He has bounced back between featherweight and lightweight, beating Gray Maynard and B.J. Penn.
There has been difficulty finding opponents for Hall, hence the long layoffs between fights. Hall last fought in July 2019, beating Darren Elkins via unanimous decision. He was supposed to fight Lamas on May 2, but the card set for Oklahoma City was postponed due to the coronavirus. Within the featherweight division, Hall is ranked thirteenth in the UFC’s standings.
Lamas made his professional debut in 2008. A collegiate wrestler, “The Bully” made his UFC debut in 2011 after a stint with WEC. He is 10-6 with the promotion and is 1-3 in his last four fights. The 38-year-old last fought in June 2019, losing to Calvin Kattar at UFC 238 via knockout.
The main event of the August 29 card is expected to be Anthony Smith v. Aleksandar Rakic.