Contender Series Alum Bill Algeo Announces He’ll Face Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 175

By: Tristen Critchfield
Aug 24, 2020

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Ricardo Lamas has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night 175, as former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor Bill Algeo announced on Sunday that he will face the former featherweight title challenger.

Algeo, who revealed the news via social media, steps in for Ryan Hall after the jiu-jitsu ace pulled out of the clash due to injury. UFC Fight Night 175 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday and is headlined by a three-round light heavyweight showcase pitting Anthony Smith against Aleksandar Rakic. The card will stream on ESPN+.

A former Cage Fury Fighting Championships and Ring of Combat featherweight titlist, Algeo will make his promotional debut with a 13-4 career mark. He appeared on Season 3 of the Contender Series, dropping a three-round verdict to Brendan Loughnane. The 31-year-old Pennsylvania native is coming off a decision win over Tim Dooling at CFFC 83 on Aug. 13.

Lamas enters the matchup having lost three of his last four Octagon appearances. Most recently, “The Bully” suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Calvin Kattar at UFC 238 in June 2019.

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