“The Bully” will lock horns with Josh Emmett
in a featherweight bout on Dec. 16 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg,
Manitoba, Canada. Multiple outlets have confirmed the new pairing
after an initial report from Farrah Hannoun via Twitter.
The matchup has not been formally announced by the UFC, but verbal
agreements are reportedly in place. Lamas was initially slated to
Aldo in a rematch of their featherweight title bout at UFC
UFC on Fox 26 is headlined by a welterweight showdown pitting
Lawler against Rafael dos
Anjos. The main card will be televised on the Fox Network, with
prelims airing on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Lamas has won two straight contests, as he submitted Charles
Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 98 before earning a first-round
technical knockout against Jason
Knight at UFC 214. Emmett has won three of his four Octagon
appearances and 12 of his 13 professional bouts overall.