Ryan Hall | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
The promotion on Tuesday announced the featherweight matchup for the May 2 fight card at Chesapeake Energy Arena, which is expected to air on ESPN+.
— UFC (@ufc) March 3, 2020
Hall returns to action 10 months after his most recent octagon appearance, a unanimous decision win over Darren Elkins at UFC Sacramento that marked his fourth straight win – and just his second fight nearly three years.
Following a widely panned decision win over Gray Maynard in 2016, Hall spent two years on the sidelines, unable to find an opponent willing to challenge his awkward, submission-heavy attack. After his decision win over Elkins, he waited over seven months before his next booking.
Onetime UFC featherweight title challenger Lamas comes into the bout with a dearth of marquee options after a 1-3 skid that includes two brutal knockout losses. The Chicago native and WEC veteran has performed well in the octagon, but struggled to build momentum with losses in high-profile fights. Most recently, he was stopped in the first-round by up-and-comer Calvin Kattar at UFC 238 this past June.