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Ricardo Ramos vs. Ricky Simon Targeted for UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver

An intriguing bantamweight matchup pitting Ricardo Ramos against Ricky Simon is in the works for UFC Fight Night 139.
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UFC 225 Primer: Breaking Down The Ricardo Lamas-Mirsad Bektic Fight

With so many events on pay-per-view, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass, the featherweight affair between former title challenger Ricardo Lamas and Mirsad Bektic is one that could headline a lower-tier card.

Instead, the featherweight bout is buried a bit on the FS1 prelims this Saturday night at UFC 225 from the United Center in Chicago.

On a night stacked with two title fights, CM Punk, Alistair Overeem, Rashad Evans and a handful of others, it’s easy to not really focus in on Lamas-Bektic. But the two could be show-stealers for the crowd and fans watching.

This will be a homecoming for Lamas, as the Chicago native looks to get back in the win column after falling to Josh Emmett in December. Lamas was originally set to meet Jose Aldo in a rematch that night, but Aldo was moved to another bout and he agreed to take on Emmett.

The defeat snapped a two-fight win streak for the former NCAA Div. III All-American wrestler from Elmhurst College. Lamas had finished Jason Knight via strikes and submitted Charles Oliveira after a three-round decision loss to current UFC champion Max Holloway.

Lamas’ other four losses in his career came to Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo for the belt, Iuri Alcantara and Danny Castillo.

Bektic rebounded from his first career loss by finishing Godofredo Pepey this past January. Early in 2017, he suffered a third round knockout loss to Darren Elkins, putting a halt to his 11-fight win streak.

That run included UFC victories over Russell Doane, Lucas Martins, Paul Redmond and Chas Skelly.

Bektic, a 27-year-old from Bosnia and Herzegovina, trains out of Florida and American Top Team. He’s also spent time at Tristar Gym working with some of the best fighters in the world.

Below is the current UFC 225 fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Middleweight Championship
Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero

Interim UFC Welterweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington

Female Featherweight: Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa

Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson


Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes

Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza

Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic

Heavyweight: Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha


Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis

Lightweight: Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira

Featherweight: Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige

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Ricardo Lamas Gets New Opponent, Faces Josh Emmett at UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg

Ricardo Lamas won’t get his rematch with Jose Aldo, but he will remain on the UFC on Fox 26 card.
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UFC on FOX 26 adds Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas, Mike Perry vs Santiago Ponzinibbio

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a pay-per-view (PPV) quality fight card to the FOX network, which I suppose makes sense since it usually brings FOX-quality fight cards to PPV, for the upcoming UFC on FOX 26 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, taking place on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-3) will return to action following last June’s technical knockout loss to Max Holloway (18-5) when he collides with a familiar featherweight foe in Ricardo Lamas, who rebounded from his own loss to “Blessed” to capture two straight.

Aldo topped “The Bully” by way of unanimous decision at UFC 169.

Also getting their hands dirty in Winnipeg are welterweight prospects Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio. “Platinum” (11-1) is the winner of two straight — both by knockout — while “Gente Boa” has captured five in a row.

Perry will undoubtedly be looking to crack the top 10 with a finish over the Brazilian.

UFC on FOX 26 will be topped by the welterweight slugfest pitting former welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler against ex-lightweight kingpin Rafael dos Anjos, with the winner moving on to challenge Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound strap.

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Report: Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas Agree in Principle to Rematch at Unnamed December UFC Card

Brazilian media outlet Combate reported on Monday that former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo and one of his previous title challengers, Ricardo Lamas, have agreed in principle to a rematch.
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Jason Knight replaces Chan Sung Jung, meets Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214

One intriguing UFC 214 featherweight matchup has been swapped for another.

Last week came the disappointing news that a knee injury had forced Chan Sung Jung out of his highly anticipated fight with Ricardo Lamas on July 29 at Anaheim’s Honda Center.

But Lamas now has a new foe: Jason Knight, the Mississippi hotshot working his way through the division. MMA Fighting confirmed the news after an initial report made by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Knight (17-2) has won four straight fights since dropping his UFC debut in 2015. Knight most recently scored a second-round technical knockout over Chas Kelly at UFC 211 for his 13th career stoppage win.

Lamas (17-5), a former featherweight title challenger, has won two out of his past three fights. In his most recent bout, Lamas scored a second-round submission over Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 98.

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Jason Knight Replaces Injured ‘Korean Zombie,’ Meets Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214

Rising star Jason Knight will get the toughest test of his career to date when he meets Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214.
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USADA hands Ricardo Abreu four-year suspension after second violation

It was not a good week for former UFC middleweight Ricardo Abreu. The Brazilian was handed a four-year suspension by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after his second policy violation. USADA announced the news on Friday (May 5, 2017).

Abreu, 33, originally popped for steroids, specifically Norandrosterone and noretiocholanolone, last year. He was given a two-year pink slip for that violation, but failed yet another out-of-competition test this past December while under suspension. This time around, Abreu tested positive for nandrolone metabolites and other 19-norsteroids.

“I already had a 3-year-old son and my wife was pregnant, and I had no idea if we would have money the next month,” Abreu told MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz after failing his second test. “I was afraid, and that fear dominated me. I was already a little depressed, and that depression only got bigger. I was afraid of everything. I had no courage for nothing, no energy. I thought nothing would work. I started to go down.”

While the four-year professional announced his retirement from MMA after his second USADA violation, he wouldn’t be eligible to return for a very long time anyways. In fact, his four-year suspension won’t even begin until he informs UFC and USADA that he’s resuming his fighting career.

Before his initial suspension, Abreu went 1-1 inside of the Octagon, submitting Wagner Silva Gomes in his debut in 2014 and losing to Jake Collier via split decision at UFC Fight Night 68. He’ll leave a 5-1 professional record behind.

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Ricardo Liborio injured, out of ADCC 2017 ‘Stars Superfight’ with Chael Sonnen

ADCC’s upcoming event in Finland has lost one of its superfights.

American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio, who was scheduled to face Bellator light heavyweight Chael Sonnen at the ADCC 2017 event in September, told MMA Fighting that he has suffered a knee injury and won’t be able to recover in time to compete.

Liborio, who defeated Ze Mario Sperry at ADCC 2015’s ‘Stars Superfight’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil, said that he tore his ACL and will need to go under the knife. The surgery will take place later this year, and he intends to come back to compete at ADCC 2019.

Sonnen, who grappled twice in 2014 and 2015, facing Andre Galvao and Renato Sobral in Metamoris, is scheduled to face Wanderlei Silva in the main event of Bellator 180 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 24. In his last MMA fight, Sonnen lost to Tito Ortiz via first-round submission.

The 2017 edition of Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship will take place at the Espoo Metro Areena in Espoo, Finland, between Sept. 22 and Sept. 24.

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Korean Zombie just called out Ricardo Lamas: Fight me — or get stuck on the prelims

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung is finally back with the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, following a couple of years playing soldier, and he wants to get his career on the fast track to a 145-pound title shot.

And the best way to accomplish that goal is by knocking off contending featherweights, starting with longtime veteran Ricardo Lamas, who can either battle “Korean Zombie” in the main event of an upcoming fight card, or get stuck on the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims.”

His words:

Can’t get much clearer than that.

Jung (14-4) got back to his winning ways by smashing Dennis Bermudez at UFC Fight Night 104 just last month (more on that here). Lamas (17-5), meanwhile, was abandoned by Frankie Edgar — by way of Yair Rodriguez — after choking out Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 98 last November.

This potential showdown doing anything for you?

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