FoxSports.com reported on Wednesday night that Hatsu Hioki has accepted a fight with Ricardo Lamas, both fighters are 2-0 in the UFC. According to the report, UFC President Dana White confirmed the news that the two featherweights will battle it out in Atlantic City, New Jersey at UFC on FX 4.
“Many pegged Hioki as the next possible challenger for Jose Aldo’s title, but he wants one more test before going for the belt,” White said. “In his way is Lamas, who has proven to be a tough competitor for anyone to deal with, especially since moving down to featherweight and finishing both opponents at 145 pounds. Both guys have verbally agreed to the match.”
Ricardo Lamas formerly fought in the WEC and defeated Cub Swanson via an arm-triangle choke at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011. Hioki is riding a six fight win streak and just notched a unanimous decision victory over Bart Palaszewski at UFC 144.