Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias Featherweight Feature Added to UFC Fight Night 44

May 4, 2014
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Ricardo LamasUFC officials on Sunday added another solid featherweight bout to its June 28 fight card slated for San Antonio, Texas.

Ricardo Lamas and Hacran Dias will meet as part of the supporting cast for UFC Fight Night 44, which is headlined by a five-round featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens.

Lamas (13-3) returns to the Octagon after failing to wrest the 145-pound title from Jose Aldo at UFC 169 in early February. Aldo won the bout via unanimous decision.

Against Dias, Lamas will be looking to start a new winning streak. He had won four consecutive bouts prior to the loss to the Aldo, defeating Erik Koch, Hatsu Hioki, Cub Swanson, and Matt Grice.

If he can get the better of Dias, Lamas isn’t likely to be too far out of returning to title contention.

Dias, however, is looking for a bit of redemption himself. At 21-2-1, he is coming off of a unanimous-decision loss of his own to Nik Lentz last spring. Before losing to Lentz, Dias had won nine consecutive bouts, including his UFC debut.

A victory over Lamas would put the Brazilian back on track, trying to work his way up the ranks of the division dominated by Aldo, his Nova Unaio teammate.

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  • Aimed With “V”

    I don’t understand this matchmaking.
    They have Ricardo Lamas, a top fighter, fighting Dias, a top 20 at best.
    They have Lentz, a top guy, fighting Gamburyan, who is somewhere…around top 30, I guess.

    Why not let Ricardo Lamas fight Nik Lentz and Hacran Dias fight Manny Gamburyan?

    • shakejunt

      especially since lentz beat dias.

      seems like a timing issue though, lentz is fighting saturday and lamas end of next month. i don’t remember injury suspensions from their last fights, but that could’ve been a factor.