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UFC 238 | Calvin Kattar ready to show he belongs against Ricardo Lamas

Cole Shelton - June 4, 2019

Calvin Kattar will partake in one of the biggest fights of his career when he takes on Ricardo Lamas at UFC 238. When the 15th-ranked featherweight got the call to fight Lamas he was ecstatic. He understands just what a win would do for his career and is excited to show he is a top featherweight in the world. “I was pumped, man. I’ve been trying to fight a bunch of big names for a while now,” Kattar said to BJPENN.com. “I’m ready to go out and show why I belong. I don’t want to be the 15th-ranked fighter without taking out a top-15 fighter. I want to earn that spot. A win over Lamas shows I belong in that spot and can compete with guys who can fight for the title. He previously fought Aldo, that is more exciting and appealing.”

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Ricardo Lamas returns to action against Calvin Kattar at UFC 238

James Lynch - April 3, 2019

“The Bully” is getting another homecoming. Ricardo Lamas will fight in Chicago for the third time in his career as he faces rising prospect Calvin Kattar at UFC 238 on June 8. The Chicago Tribune was the first to report the news. Ricardo Lamas (19-7) snapped a two-fight losing streak in his last bout, finishing Darren Elkins via TKO at UFC Fight Night 140 in November. The former featherweight title challenger will be looking for two-straight wins for the first time since July 2017. Prior to the win over Elkins, Lamas lost a split decision to Mirsad Bektic at UFC 225 and was finished in the first round by Josh Emmett at UFC on FOX 26. The 36-year-old has fought the likes of Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes and Max Holloway during his UFC career. Lamas has only gone the distance once in his last five fights. Currently the Chicago native is ranked #11 in the featherweight division.

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Ricardo Lamas

Ricardo Lamas fought through a serious health issue at UFC Argentina: 'Things could’ve ended badly'

Thomas Taylor - November 21, 2018

Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC Argentina, long-time UFC featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas scored a late TKO stoppage of the famously durable Darren Elkins. Apparently, however, he was dealing with a fairly serious health issue in the fight. Ricardo Lamas shared the story on his official Instagram account:

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UFC Argentina Results: Ricardo Lamas defeats Darren Elkins (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - November 17, 2018

The co-main event of UFC Argentina featured a featherweight battle between perennial division contenders Ricardo Lamas and Darren Elkins. Ricardo Lamas enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after dropping back-to-back fights to Mirsad Bektic and Josh Emmett respectively. Prior to that, “The Bully” had scored stoppage wins over Jason Knight and Charles Oliveira.

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UFC 225 Results: Mirsad Bektic defeats Ricardo Lamas via split decision

Chris Taylor - June 9, 2018

A featherweight fight between Mirsad Bektic and Ricardo Lamas took place on tonight’s UFC 225 prelims in Chicago. Round one begins and Bektic steps into the pocket but is forced to retreat as Lamas fires off a combination. Lames with a low kick attempt that misses. Bektic circles and then lands a kick to the body. Lamas shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Bektic immediately pops back up to his feet. Lamas has him presses against the cage and fires off a knee. The fighters jockey for position and now it is Bektic with Lamas pressed against the cage. Bektic with some hard knees. He switches to punches aimed at the body. Lamas breaks free and circles out. Bektic with a nice body kick. Lamas misses with a head kick attempt. Bektic throws a punch and Lamas slips while avoiding an attempting a kick. Ricardo gets back up but Bektic is on him and presses him back up against the cage. Lamas breaks free and then grabs a hold of Bektic. He drops for a guillotine choke but Bektic is out and now in top position. Lamas is able to scramble to his feet. He fires off a big head kick that just misses before the horn sounds to end round one.

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Ricardo Lamas issues statement following KO loss to Josh Emmett at UFC Winnipeg

Chris Taylor - December 17, 2017

Ricardo Lamas issues statement following KO loss to Josh Emmett at UFC Winnipeg. Former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas suffered a brutal first-round knockout loss to Josh Emmett in the co-headliner of last night’s UFC on FOX 26 event in Winnipeg.

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Report: Ricardo Lamas gets new opponent for UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg

Tom Taylor - November 28, 2017

Originally, long-time UFC featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas was expected to rematch former champion Jose Aldo at UFC on Fox 26, which goes down on December 16 in Winnipeg. When Frankie Edgar was forced out of his UFC 218 featherweight title fight with champ Max Holloway, however, Aldo was pulled from his fight with Lamas, and reassigned as Holloway’s replacement opponent. This, of course, left Lamas without an opponent. After a prolonged stretch with no updates on Lamas’ replacement opponent, it seems as though the UFC has finally found him a new foe. According to ever-reliable MMA insider Farah Hannoun, Lamas is now likely to battle Josh Emmett in Winnipeg.

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Ricardo Lamas Thinks He Should Be Fighting Holloway at UFC 218

Justin Golightly - November 18, 2017

Frankie Edgar challenging Max Holloway was a fight everyone wanted to see. The two somehow haven’t fought yet and Edgar — along with Chad Mendes — were perpetually switching out for the second best featherweight in the world next to Jose Aldo. When an injury forced him out of his third chance at the title at UFC 218, the former champ was subbed in for a rematch with Holloway. Cub Swanson was in the running for awhile, but one name missing from the equation was Ricardo Lamas. He opened up about the scenario in a recent interview with Luke Thomas. .@RicardoLamasMMA explains why he should have been in the running for a title shot against Max Holloway#TLTS@lthomasnews pic.twitter.com/Dn6YlvC5dE

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Report: Jose Aldo being targeted for a rematch in December

Russell Ess - September 18, 2017

Jose Aldo has dreamed of fighting in New York at Madison Square Garden and was hoping to get on the UFC 217 card taking place there in November. However, it sounds like the former UFC featherweight champion will have to wait a bit longer for his chance to step into the Octagon or perhaps a ring inside the historic New York venue. Combate has reported that Aldo is being targeted to face a familiar foe in Ricardo Lamas sometime in December. With Aldo campaigning to fight at UFC 217 in New York, Lamas’ asked for a bit more time, according to the report. Combate stated that both fighters verbally agreed to the matchup, which could likely take place on December 2 in Detroit at UFC 218, or December 30 in Las Vegas at UFC 219.

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UFC 214 Results: Ricardo Lamas KO's Jason Knight (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - July 29, 2017

A featherweight scrap between former title challenger Ricardo Lamas and Jason Knight served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 214 prelims from Anaheim, California. Round one begins and Knight quickly pumps a left jab. Lamas with a nice outside low kick. He circles out and then comes forward with a knee. Knight jumps on a guillotine attempt but Lamas avoids the choke and lands a takedown. He winds up in side control. Knight rolls towards the fence. Lamas maintains side control position. Jason scrambles and winds up in full guard. Lamas steps in and lands a pair of nice right hand. Jason locks up rubber guard and to mission control. Lamas is stuck in a bad spot here. Knight is trying to transition to a triangle choke. He lands some heel kicks from the bottom. Lamas is still locked up here. He finally is able to pull his head out. Jason Knight lands a hard up kick. Jason locks in a leg lock. He uses the hold to stand back up. Lamas catches him with a big punch. He lands another. Lamas with punches in bunches now. Knight is trying to fire back but is in all sorts of trouble. Huge shots from Lamas. Knight shoots in for a takedown. Lamas sends him to the floor. He lands some huge shots from the top and the referee has no choice but to step in and stop the bout.

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Ricardo Lamas gets replacement opponent for UFC 214 in Anaheim

Tom Taylor - June 6, 2017

Originally, Ricardo Lamas was expected to take on a fellow former title challenger in “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung when the UFC touches down in Anaheim, California, this July 29. Unfortunately, the undead Korean was forced out of this anticipated featherweight scrap with a severely damaged leg. And so began the hunt for a replacement opponent for the ever-dangerous Lamas. That replacement opponent has now been found.

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BREAKING! Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29

Chris Taylor - May 12, 2017

Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29 A key featherweight bout between former title challengers Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas will take place at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California.

The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung calls out Ricardo Lamas
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Korean Zombie doubles down on Ricardo Lamas callout, suggests month for potential fight

Tom Taylor - March 20, 2017

Earlier this month, BJPENN.COM’s own Chris Taylor reported that Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” had his crosshairs set on fellow featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas. Just spoke with Korean Zombie's manager who revealed to me that KZ is targeting former title challenger Ricardo Lamas for his next fight

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Ricardo Lamas to Korean Zombie: "Be careful what you ask for"

bjpenndotcom - March 14, 2017

Earlier this year, ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung returned to the Octagon following a nearly four year layoff which saw him serve mandatory military service to South Korea and take time away from the Octagon. In his return fight to the Octagon, Jung faced streaking contender Dennis Bermudez in Houston, Texas. Despite being rocked early, Jung fought back to pick up a 1st round KO win, knocking Bermudez out cold with a perfectly placed uppercut.

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The Korean Zombie wants to take out "The Bully" next

Tom Taylor - March 14, 2017

In early February, South Korean featherweight Chan Sung Jung – more widely known by his nickname “The Korean Zombie” – made a successful return to action after more than three years on the shelf, delivering a thudding, first-round knockout of the game Dennis Bermudez. With this win, the undead star burst back into the UFC featherweight rankings, where a plethora of exciting matchups await him. A quick bit of research, of course, reveals that many of the UFC’s premier featherweights are currently booked. Jose Aldo and Max Holloway will be fighting for gold at UFC 212 in June. Frankie Edgar will be taking on Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211 in May. Cub Swanson will be busy with Artem Lobov in Nashville on April 22. Jeremy Stephens will have his hands full with Renato Moicano a week before that. Luckily, there is one elite featherweight who is not currently booked, and that featherweight happens to be one that The Korean Zombie would love to fight: Ricardo Lamas.

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Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas agree to fight in May via Twitter

Russell Ess - February 15, 2017

An amazing featherweight bout may have just been set up on Twitter by the #2 and #3 UFC ranked featherweights, Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas. Lamas tweeted on Wednesday, “Who’s down to see @FrankieEdgar and I mix it up? Been a fan of his for a long time, I’m in this to fight the best. @ufc”

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Ricardo Lamas reacts to fight with BJ Penn being cancelled

bjpenndotcom - October 11, 2016

On Saturday, former featherweight title challenger, and top ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas was slated to step into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Manila’ to square off against UFC Hall of Famer, BJ Penn. The fight was supposed to be Penn’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon after partnering with famed coaches Greg Jackson & Mike Winkeljohn for his return.

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Ricardo Lamas on fight with BJ Penn: I'm not going to be a stepping stone

bjpenndotcom - September 17, 2016

In less than a month, our namesake, BJ Penn, will make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC Manilla as he faces #4 ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas. The fight will serve as not only Penn’s return to the Octagon, but also his featherweight debut. While Penn was originally slated to fight Dennis Siver earlier this year for his return fight, he now meets arguably one of the toughest fighters in the division, former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas.

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