Ricardo Lamas
The Bully

USA

Out
Injury Jaw
Est. Return 11/2/2019
Reveals fractured jaw
FeatherweightUFC
Out
June 11, 2019
Lamas disclosed via a personal Instagram post that he suffered a broken jaw in his UFC 238 loss to Calvin Kattar.
ANALYSIS
This is the fight game, folks. Lamas has fought some of the most highly-skilled featherweights for the better part of the past decade, but the 37-year-old ran into a hungry and skilled prospect that put him to sleep. Lamas has since underwent surgery to repair three separate fractures and insert titanium plates, so expect the Chicago native to be on the shelf for quite some time. He also mentioned in the post that he's expecting another child in August, so it's difficult to determine if or when he plans to get back in the Octagon. Lamas is now 1-3 in his last four bouts.
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Has a rough night in Chicago
FeatherweightUFC
Out
June 8, 2019
Lamas lost to Calvin Katter via TKO (Punches) at 4:06 of Round 1 at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
A lot of people thought that Lamas had a chance to pull the upset in this fight. However, he could not win the striking exchanges against Kattar. Once Kattar started using combinations, he took control of the fight. He landed a hard two punch combination that dropped Lamas and sent him to the floor. "The Bully' has not lost three of his last four fights and might be getting near the end of his career.
Adds bout at UFC 238
FeatherweightUFC
Out
April 2, 2019
Lamas will take on Calvin Kattar in a featherweight matchup at UFC 238 on June 8 in Chicago, Phillip Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports
ANALYSIS
Despite emerging victorious in his last fight against Darren Elkins, Lamas appears to be delegated to gatekeeper status after losing two of his last three overall. He's a veteran of the sport that made his UFC debut back in 2011, but needs to string together a couple of wins in order to warrant consideration for facing a top-10 opponent. This time around, the promotion will throw Lamas a bone by giving him a fight in his native Chicago against a fighter with just four UFC fights under his belt. Kattar has three victories to his name, two by stoppage, despite possessing a negative striking differential. Basically, that means Kattar is willing to absorb punishment to get hit, and this one once again projects to play out on the feet. Kattar is the younger fighter with height and reach advantages, but Lamas is much more battle-tested and will have the home-town crowd behind him.
Dominates in Argentina
FeatherweightUFC
Out
November 17, 2018
Lamas defeated Darren Elkins via TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:09 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night 140 on Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ANALYSIS
This was easy work for Lamas from the opening bell, as he continually beat Elkins to the punch and hurt him badly with low leg kicks. The fight had reached something of a forgone conclusion by the time it was stopped in the third round. A perennial contender, Lamas erased a two-fight losing skid with the dominant performance, and now holds an MMA record that stands at 19-7
Draws Darren Elkins in Argentina
FeatherweightUFC
Out
October 23, 2018
Lamas will take on Darren Elkins in a featherweight matchup at UFC Argentina on Nov. 17.
ANALYSIS
Lamas is coming off back-to-back losses to Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic, and will look to get back on track against a fighter known for a brawling style. While Lamas is the more technical fighter, Elkins is capable of both landing a big shot at any point, and taking a tremendous amount of damage. While Lamas should enter as the betting favorite, he's landed just 2.73 significant strikes per minute during his UFC career, which makes him a tough fantasy play given how tough "The Damage" is to finish.
Riding two-fight losing streak for first time in career
FeatherweightUFC
Out
June 9, 2018
Lamas lost to Mirsad Bektic via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 225 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Lamas looked pretty good against one of the better prospects in the sport, but this was the right decision. Getting the worst of the striking exchanges between the two men, Ricardo tried to lean on his wrestling game. He did become the first man to successfully drag Bektic to the mat, but he scored on just 1-of-9 takedown attempts and he did nothing with his brief positional advantage. Lamas is a true pro and he did enough to keep the fight close, but he ultimately just didn't land enough to earn the judge's decision. The Bully has now lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his professional career.