Ricardo Lamas vs Erik Koch at UFC on Fox 6It often takes a statement win to get noticed and earn a shot at a title in the UFC, and Ricardo Lamas did exactly that on Saturday night.

The former WEC lightweight moved down to 145lbs in 2011 and thus far is undefeated while picking up three wins over arguably 3 of the top five fighters in the division.

Lamas had already defeated Cub Swanson and Hatsu Hioki going into his fight at UFC on Fox 6, but the manner with which he dispatched of former top contender Erik Koch can only be described as impressive.

With a barrage of strikes on the ground, Lamas managed to make Koch’s face look like a balloon filled with red paint had just exploded on him. The devastating finish gave Lamas his 4th win at featherweight, and his third over top competition.

He’s making it clear now that following this latest victory, Lamas is targeting the winner of the UFC 156 main event fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar.

“There’s a fight happening next weekend, I’m going to be there watching and I’d love to have the winner of that fight in the main event of Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar,” Lamas stated after his win over Koch.

With his latest win, Lamas has separated himself from the competition at 145lbs, and would almost seem like a lock at this point for a title shot. Nothing is guaranteed in the UFC however (just ask Johny Hendricks), but UFC President Dana White likes that he’s calling for the fight already.

“I like that he wants it,” White said about Lamas’ desire to fight for the belt.

Lamas most likely sits alongside fellow WEC veteran Chan Sung Jung better known as “The Korean Zombie” as the top contenders in the division currently. Lamas should still be far and away ahead in title contention right now due to Jung’s layoff due to injury, and he’s not expected back until almost mid-year.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Despite Suspension, Jon Jones Pleased to be Cleared of Cheating | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 59 views

Jon Jones issues statement after receiving the maximum allowable suspension for his anti-doping violation from USADA on Monday. read news >>

UFC statement on Jon Jones

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC is aware of the one-year sanction levied against Jon Jones as a result of his UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation, decided by a three-person arbitration panel held on Monday, October 31, 2016. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Has Conor McGregor in the Training Room | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 286 views

On Episode 2 of UFC 205 Embedded, Eddie Alvarez and Frankie Edgar get some motivation with Conor McGregor in the training room. read news >>

Frankie Edgar responds to Conor McGregor's criticism he wasn't good enough to headline UFC 205

  • 26 days ago
  • 91 views

NEW YORK – Conor McGregor recently said he would have been fighting Frankie Edgar in the UFC 205 headliner had Edgar not lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 200 earlier this year. “The Answer” heard those comme read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: Tyron Woodley and Ricardo Lamas

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley calls in to talk about his UFC 205 fight with Wonderboy Thompson, telling moments during faceoffs, and more. Later, Featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas joins to read news >>

Jeremy Stephens ready to 'put the pain' on Frankie Edgar at UFC 205

  • 23 days ago
  • 9 views

NEW YORK – Jeremy Stephens isn’t the kind of guy who watches tape, thinks about the future or really spends any time on anything beyond getting in the cage and roughing up the man standing across the read news >>

UFC 205 video: How did this Jeremy Stephens kick not finish Frankie Edgar?

  • 23 days ago
  • 20 views

Frankie Edgar has been in the UFC octagon for more than six hours of fight time in his career and has never been finished. He showcased that trademark durability against Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205.Fi read news >>

UFC 205 results: Frankie Edgar survives head kick to outduel Jeremy Stephens in thriller

  • 23 days ago
  • 9 views

NEW YORK – Frankie Edgar survived a head kick and near knockout at the hands of Jeremy Stephens, and still he won every round according to two of the three judges.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Frankie Edgar Takes the Fight from Jeremy Stephens (UFC 205 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 9 views

Frankie Edgar put himself back in the thick of title talk, getting the better of Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 on Saturday night in Madison Square Garden. read news >>