|Born||Ricardo Alejandro Lamas
May 21, 1982
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Other names||The Bully|
|Residence||Miami Beach, Florida & Chicago, Illinois|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Division||Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
|Reach||69 in (180 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Miami, Florida|
|Team||MMA Masters and Team Top Notch|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Daniel Valverde|
|Wrestling||NCAA Division III Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable school(s)||Clinton High School|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ricardo Alejandro Lamas (born May 21, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who currently fights as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. He trains with local powerhouse MMA Masters in Miami, Florida and Team Top Notch in Villa Park, IL. In December 2013, Lamas was awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under 2007 World Nogi Jiu Jitsu champion and owner of MMA Masters Daniel Valverde. As of January 17, 2014, he is #3 in official UFC featherweight rankings and ranked the #3 featherweight in the world by Sherdog.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 College wrestling
- 3 Mixed martial arts career
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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.
Mixed martial arts career
ISCF - International Sport Combat Federation
Lamas won the ISCF North Central Regional Title on April 26, 2008 in Loves Park, Illinois, USA when he defeated Cal Ferry via Guillotine Choke at 4:50 of round 4.
World Extreme Cagefighting
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 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 faced Yuri Alcântara and lost via KO in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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 Erik Koch and face José Aldo at UFC 153.
Lamas was expected to face Chan Sung Jung on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. However on June 14, it was announced that Jung had been pulled from the Lamas bout and would replace an injured Anthony Pettis to face José Aldo on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. As a result, Lamas was pulled from the event.
The title fight against José Aldo eventually took place on February 1, 2014 as the co-main event of UFC 169. It was revealed during the UFC countdown show that Lamas received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu during his training camp leading up to the bout. Lamas lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- NCAA Division III All-American out of Elmhurst College (2005)
- NCAA Division III 157 lb: 6th place out of Elmhurst College (2005)
- CCIW two-time champion (2004–05) at 157 lb (out of Elmhurst College)
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Submission of the night (one time) vs. Cub Swanson
- International Sport Combat Federation
- ISCF lightweight title (one time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||14 wins||3 losses|
|Win||14–3||Hacran Dias||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens||June 28, 2014||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Loss||13–3||José Aldo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 169||February 1, 2014||5||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States||For the UFC Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||13–2||Erik Koch||TKO (elbow & punches)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson||January 26, 2013||2||2:32||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||12–2||Hatsu Hioki||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida||June 22, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||11–2||Cub Swanson||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos||November 12, 2011||2||2:16||Anaheim, California, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Win||10–2||Matt Grice||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry||June 26, 2011||1||4:41||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States||Featherweight debut|
|Loss||9–2||Iuri Alcântara||KO (punches)||WEC 53||December 16, 2010||1||3:26||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Win||9–1||Dave Jansen||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 50||August 18, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1||Bendy Casimir||KO (flying knee)||WEC 47||March 6, 2010||1||3:43||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||7–1||James Krause||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 44||November 18, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Danny Castillo||TKO (punches)||WEC 42||August 9, 2009||2||4:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Bart Palaszewski||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 39||March 1, 2009||3||5:00||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Christopher Martins||Decision (unanimous)||IHC 12: Resurrection||November 8, 2008||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||4–0||Gabe Miranda||TKO||Warriors Collide 6||October 4, 2008||1||3:16||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States|
|Win||3–0||James Birdsley||Decision (unanimous)||Warriors Collide 4||July 19, 2008||2||5:00||Cripple Creek, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–0||Cal Ferry||Submission (guillotine choke)||ISCF: Rumble in the Park||April 26, 2008||4||4:50||Loves Park, Illinois, United States||Won ISCF Title|
|Win||1–0||Jake Corry||Submission (guillotine choke)||FCE: Collision||January 25, 2008||1||1:49||Northlake, Illinois, United States|
- Ricardo Lamas's Instagram account
- Michael Drahota (January 30, 2014). "UFC 169 fight card: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas fight preview". MMAmania.com.
- UFC Fighter Rankings
- "Sherdog Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". sherdog.com. January 4, 2014.
- "WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo results". www.wec.tv/index.cfmom. 2009-11-19.
- "WEC officially adds Casimir vs. Lamas to WEC 47". 2010-01-21.
- "Dave Jansen vs. Ricardo Lamas targeted for August's WEC 50 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. 2010-06-22.
- "mmanews.pl knows the next opponent of Maciej Jewtuszko". mmanews.pl. October 20, 2010 (in Polish).
- "Maciej Jewtuszko has broken his hand". mmarocks.pl. October 28, 2010 (in Polish).
- "Ricardo Lamas meets newcomer Yuri Alcantara at WEC 53 in December". mmajunkie.com. November 4, 2010.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Featherweights Ricardo Lamas vs. Matt Grice added to UFC on Versus 4". MMAJunkie.com. April 14, 2011.
- "Cub Swanson vs Ricardo Lamas booked for Nov. 12 in Anaheim". mmamania.com. September 3, 2011.
- "Ricardo Lamas meets Dustin Poirier as injury replacement at UFC 143". prommanow.com. December 21, 2011.
- "Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas added to UFC on FX 4 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Ricardo Lamas Accepted Bout With Frankie Edgar Several Weeks Ago". fightline.com. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas featherweight tilt shifts to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- Matt Erickson (2013-03-13). "Ricardo Lamas meets Chan Sung Jung at July's UFC 162 card in Las Vegas". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- Nate Wilcox (2013-06-14). "Anthony Pettis out of UFC 163 with injury, Chan Sung Jung to face Jose Aldo". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- Matt Erickson (2013-06-18). "Ricardo Lamas off UFC 162". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- Jesse Holland (2013-10-29). "Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas and Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao title fights set for UFC 169 in Newark". mmamania.com. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- "Ricardo Lamas receives Black Belt".
- Staff (2014-05-03). "Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias slated for UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
- "Ricardo Lamas - official UFC profile". UFC.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- Dave Meltzer (2014-02-01). "Ricardo Lamas gets his fighting spirit from his outspoken father". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
- "Rumble In The Park Official Results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.