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Ricardo Lamas

Ricardo "The Bully" Lamas

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  • Given Name: Ricardo Alejandro Lamas
  • MMA Record: 18-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Bully
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1982.05.21
  • Last Fight: June 09, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: MMA Masters
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $365,000 USD
  • Born: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Fighting out of: Chicago, Illinois
  • College: Elmhurst College
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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Ricardo Lamas MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ba Mirsad Bektic
18-6-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2018.06.09
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
4:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Emmett
18-5-0 12-1-0

Ca UFC on FOX 26: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.12.16
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
#32 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
Cancelled Bout José Aldo UFC on FOX 26 2017.12.16
Reason: Aldo Rescheduled
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:34 Round 1 of 3

Us Jason Knight
17-5-0 20-2-0

Us UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.07.29
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $106,000 ($53K Base, $53K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Cancelled Bout Chan Sung Jung UFC 214 2017.07.29
Reason: Jung Knee Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:13 Round 2 of 3, 7:13 Total

Br Charles Oliveira
16-5-0 21-6-0

Mx UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
Main Card | Catchweight | 155 lbs

2016.11.05
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
UFC Fight Night 98 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout BJ Penn UFC UFN 97 2016.10.15
Reason: Penn Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Max Holloway
16-4-0 15-3-0

Us UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.06.04
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $53,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Diego Sanchez
15-4-0 25-7-0

Mx UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.11.21
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 5

Us Chad Mendes
15-3-0 16-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.04.04
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#39 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 63 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:18 Round 1 of 3

Us Dennis Bermudez
14-3-0 14-3-0

Mx UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#35 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Hacran Dias
13-3-0 21-2-1

Us UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.06.28
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br José Aldo
13-2-0 23-1-0

Us UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2014.02.01
Odds: +550 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Cancelled Bout Chan Sung Jung UFC 162 2013.07.06
Reason: Jung to Aldo Fight
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:32 Round 2 of 3, 7:32 Total

Us Erik Koch
12-2-0 13-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.01.26
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#23 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Cancelled Bout Erik Koch UFC 155 2012.12.29
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Hatsu Hioki
11-2-0 26-4-2

Us UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.06.22
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Dustin Poirier UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Lamas Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:16 Round 2 of 3, 7:16 Total

Us Cub Swanson
10-2-0 15-4-0

Us UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.11.12
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $85,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $65K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC on FOX 1 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Matt Grice
9-2-0 14-3-0

Us UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.06.26
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:26 Round 1 of 3

Br Iuri Alcântara
9-1-0 25-3-0

Us WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.12.16
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Ron Mation
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dave Jansen
8-1-0 14-1-0

Us WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.18
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
3:43 Round 1 of 3

Fr Bendy Casimir
7-1-0 19-5-2

Us WEC 47: Bowles vs Cruz
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.06
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us James Krause
6-1-0 10-1-0

Us WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.18
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:15 Round 2 of 3, 9:15 Total

Us Danny Castillo
6-0-0 7-1-0

Us WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.08.09
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $4,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Bart Palaszewski
5-0-0 31-11-0

Us WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.03.01
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Gregorio Alvarez
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Christopher Martin

Us Illinois Regional

2008.11.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Gabriel Miranda

Us Colorado Regional

2008.10.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us James Birdsley

Us Colorado Regional

2008.07.19
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Cal Ferry

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2008.04.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jake Corry

Us Illinois Regional

2008.01.25
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke

Ron Gilb

Us Illinois Regional

2007.03.31

Ricardo Lamas Wiki Update Wiki

Lamas' father is Cuban and his mother is Mexican. The flags of these two countries are often displayed on his clothing during his fights. Lamas graduated with a degree in exercise science from Elmhurst College in 2005, where he was a member of the men's wrestling team and earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Men's Wrestling Championships at 157 lbs. During his collegiate wrestling career (2001–2005), he racked up over 100 wins. He was also a two-time CCIW Champion, and was named the CCIW's "Most Outstanding Wrestler" during the 2003-04 season. Lamas returned to Elmhurst after graduation to serve as the assistant men's wrestling coach.

On March 1, 2009, Lamas made his WEC debut at WEC 39 in Corpus Christi, Texas against IFL and WEC veteran Bart Palaszewski. Lamas took the fight with 4 days notice. Lamas controlled Palaszewski with superior wrestling and scored with excellent ground-and-pound to win a unanimous decision over the more experienced fighter. Lamas suffered his first loss via TKO against Danny Castillo at WEC 42 on August 9, 2009.Lamas defeated James Krause via unanimous decision on November 18, 2009 at WEC 44. Lamas then faced Bendy Casimir on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47. He won the fight in stunning fashion by defeating Casimir via flying knee KO in the first round. Lamas defeated Dave Jansen via unanimous decision on August 18, 2010 at WEC 50.Lamas was expected to face Maciej Jewtuszko on December 16, 2010 at WEC 53,but Jewtuszko had to withdraw as he suffered a broken hand during training. Lamas instead, in his last fight at LW, faced current UFC BW Yuri Alcantara and lost via KO in the first round.

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC. In his UFC debut, Lamas faced returning UFC veteran Matt Grice in his featherweight debut on June 26, 2011 at UFC on Versus 4. Lamas defeated Grice via TKO in the first round. Lamas faced Cub Swanson on November 12, 2011 at UFC on Fox 1. Lamas won via second round submission after applying an arm-triangle choke, earning Submission of the Night honors.Lamas was expected to face Dustin Poirier on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143, replacing an injured Erik Koch. However he then pulled out due to injury.For his third UFC fight at featherweight, Lamas faced Hatsu Hioki on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida. He defeated the heavily favored Hioki via unanimous decision. Lamas was briefly linked to a December 2012 bout with Frankie Edgar, however the pairing was scrapped after Edgar was tabbed as a replacement for the injured Koch to face José Aldo at UFC 153.


Lamas was expected to face Koch on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155, but the fight was postponed until January 26, 2012 at UFC on FOX 6. Lamas was able to control the fight before eventually winning the fight in by TKO (elbows) in the 2nd round. The win would earn him a shot at the belt and he would get his chance to take it away from reigning champ José Aldo at UFC 169. However Aldo had other things in mind and would earn the Unanimous Decision victory.

Last updated 04.01.2014, 3:23 PM ET
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