- The 38-year-old fighter of Cuban and Mexican descent is thankful for the opportunity of representing Latin America in the biggest stage of MMA. He is currently focused on grooming the younger generation of fighters out of his UFC Gym branch in Chicago.
- Lamas began his career in 2008 and worked his way into the UFC in 2011. He fought then long-time champion Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title but lost via unanimous decision.
- He went on a 5-4 run after facing Aldo, with the culminating fight against Bill Algeo on Aug. 29. He won via unanimous decision and a $50,000 bonus for Fight of the Night, as he ends his pro career with a record of 20-8.