Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight phenom Max Holloway is oh-so-close to a division title shot, but may need to clear one final hurdle in the form of longtime contender Ricardo Lamas. He’ll get that chance at the upcoming UFC 199 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for July 9, 2016 inside The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
The bout was revealed on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight.
Holloway (15-3) hasn’t lost since dropping a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor in late 2013. Since then, “Blessed” rattled off eight straight wins with six finishes. Lamas (16-4), meanwhile, is ranked just behind his opponent at No. 5 and is 3-1 inside the Octagon since going down on points to former champ Jose Aldo.
UFC 199 features a five-round middleweight championship main event as Chris Weidman tries to win his title back against Luke Rockhold, who stripped it from the “All American” at UFC 194. In the UFC 199 co-main event, Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber finally settle their longstanding rubber match.
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