As has often been the case during the UFC’s return to action, there’s a change in the announced card. And this week it’s that Ricardo Lamas is no longer fighting Ryan Hall, who withdrew from the bout due to an injury last Friday. So UFC newcomer Bill Algeo steps in as a last-minute replacement.
Lamas is the veteran presence in this bout with a 19-8 record, 10-6 in the UFC, but he’s dropped three of his last four bouts. The 38-year-old from Chicago lands just 2.88 significant strikes per minute in the octagon, as well as 1.63 takedowns per 15 minutes. With 11 career stoppages “The Bully” will be a strong favorite against a late-arriving opponent.
Algeo fights out of State College, PA, and at 31-years-old makes his UFC debut. “Senor Perfecto” is 13-4 as a cagefighter, winning five of his last six, the only setback being a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Loughnane at Dana White’s Contender Series in June of 2019. He has nine career finishes, including six submissions, and will be on quite the turnaround: He last competed just 16 days before this fight, going the distance with Tim Dooling in a unanimous decision win in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships promotion in Philadelphia.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ricardo Lamas and Bill Algeo at UFC Fight Night on August 29th.
Money line odds
Ricardo Lamas: -265
Bill Algeo: +205
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