Ricardo Lamas was hoping that UFC find an opponent for him and get him on the card very soon. Looks like UFC made sure that his bucket list wish granted.
According to FloCombat, sources close to the bout that The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale targets the matchup between Lamas and Charles Oliveira on Nov. 5 in Mexico City.
The no. 4 in UFC featherweight rankings, Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas was originally slated to face the former two division world champion BJ Penn at Fight Night 97 on Oct. 15, but Penn’s rib was injured and pulled out of the fight. Due to the loss of the main event, the entire card was scrapped by the UFC.
The promotion said all the fighters on the Manila card would be rescheduled, and it appears the UFC has wasted no time in doing so.
The Chicago native has found success in three of his past five showings inside the Octagon, and suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Max Holloway in his most recent outing.
Oliveria has been on a similar trajectory as of late, and will enter the bout with Lamas coming off a setback of his own as the Brazilian grappling ace was defeated by Anthony Pettis.