Ricardo Lamas' title loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 169 in February spelled the end to his undefeated run both in the UFC and at featherweight. He will look to get back on the winning track against another Nova Uniao fighter in Hacran Dias, which the UFC has confirmed for the June 28th Fight Night in San Antonio:
Lamas (13-3) dropped to 145 lbs after a KO loss to current bantamweight (!) Iuri Alcantara at WEC 53. The 31-year-old then went on an impressive stretch of fights in the UFC, winning all 4 of his featherweight bouts, including submitting Cub Swanson and TKOing Erik Koch en route to a title shot against Aldo. Ultimately, Lamas proved to be no match for the champion, but that doesn't make him any different from most of Aldo's other challengers.
Dias (21-2-1) has had huge problems with inactivity since his UFC debut in June 2012. He won a decision over Alcantara at UFC 147 and then didn't fight against until May 2013, when he lost to Nik Lentz in Brazil. The 29-year-old has pulled out of fights against Tatsuya Kawajiri and Chad Mendes, and he had a fight vs. Rodrigo Damm canceled in October.
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens airs live on Fox Sports 1, and Lamas vs. Dias should make its way to the main card.