Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas Added to ‘UFC on FX 4’

Written by Tom Ngo
April 25th, 2012

UFC Featherweight Hatsu Hioki

On Wednesday evening, UFC president Dana White confirmed a featherweight affair between Hatsu Hioki (Pictured) and Ricardo Lamas had been added to the “UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida” roster.

“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 told FOXSports.com. “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 145lbs.”

Hioki owns an impressive 26-4-2 professional record and is perfect in both of his big league bouts. The Japanese sensation was last seen taking a unanimous decision over Bart Palaszewski at UFC 144.

Lamas is a WEC veteran who is also unbeaten in his two fights inside the black Octagon. He successfully made his debut against Matt Grice and followed it up by submitting Cub Swanson in November.

Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey hosts the June 22nd festivities. FX will broadcast the main card live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

A critical lightweight scrap featuring former top contender Gray Maynard and Clay Guida headlines the freebie fight card.

Here is the show’s current roster:

Ken Stone vs. Edwin Figueroa

Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Catone

Ramsey Nijem vs. C.J. Keith

Rich Attonito vs. Rick Story

Dan Miller vs. Ricardo Funch

Matt Riddle vs. Luis Ramos

Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher

James Te Huna vs. Brandon Vera

Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson

Jim Hettes vs. Steven Siler

Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas

Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger

Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard

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