Completed MMA Bout

Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | Pro MMA

Ricardo Lamas defeats Hatsu Hioki via 3 Round Decision

Ricardo "The Bully" Lamas
Hatsu Hioki

Round 3

11-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   26-4-2
Climbed to 12-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 26-5
+150 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -175 (Slight Favorite)
United States   Nationality   Japan
Chicago, Illinois   Fighting out of   Nagoya, Japan
30 years, 1 month, 1 day   Age at Fight   28 years, 11 months, 4 days
145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
Team Top Notch (Strength & Conditioning)
  Gym   ALIVE
UFC on FX 4
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
  • Date: Friday 06.22.2012 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Yves Lavigne
  • Venue: Revel Atlantic City
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 8 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
  • Hioki Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Lamas Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Hioki vs. Lamas Wiki

The eighth bout of UFC on FX 4 saw Hatsu Hioki take on Ricardo Lamas in a battle between featherweight contenders.

Hioki pushed Lamas into the fence early and worked knees to the body and legs. Hioki hit a trip takedown against the fence but Lamas rolled him and took the top position, only to be caught defending a deep Omaplata from the Japanese grappler. Hioki got Lamas in a crucifix and Lamas stood up and slammed him, but Hioki kept the hold. Lamas tore free and attacked on the feet, landing some big leg kicks. Lamas tripped Hioki to the canvas but Hioki got back to his feet with a whizzer and the two jockeyed for position in the clinch. Hioki had his back to the cage but tripped Lamas to the mat and moved to side control. Lamas claimed half guard as Hioki locked in a Kimura and pounded away with punches to Lamas's midsection to the horn.

Hioki blocked Lamas's head kicks to start the second and walked forward. Hioki went for a single leg takedown but Lamas stayed on his feet and landed a few solid hooks to the head on the break. Hioki snatched a single leg again and got the takedown, but Lamas caught him in a tight Guillotine that had Hioki scrambling, finally pulling his head out. Hioki worked to pass half guard but Lamas contained him and tried to scoot to his feet. Lamas dropped back for another tight Guillotine attempt from the guard but again Hioki popped his head out. Another Guillotine attempt in the final minuet and another escape, but Hioki did no damage from the guard.

Lamas landed more solid leg kicks to start the third as Hioki continued to measure him on the feet without attacking. Lamas landed hooks to the body and glancing shots to the head as Hioki stood in front of him, seemingly gun shy. Lamas landed a pair of hard left hooks and Hioki got a takedown, only to be caught in another tight Guillotine from full guard. Lamas held Hioki in the choke for over a minute but the Japanese grappler finally popped his head out, but again he did nothing offensive from the top as Lamas halfheartedly punched his body from the bottom.

The judges scored the bout 29-28 across the board for Lamas, giving him the Unanimous Decision victory.

"It's surreal, man. I injured my rib a few weeks ago and couldn't really train for the last few weeks. I've been fighting for Zuffa for three years now and nobody knows me, so now hopefully they know me. Hioki's got gills somewhere, man."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:29 PM ET
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