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Dustin Poirier vs. Ricardo Lamas Booked for UFC 143

With Erik Koch sidelined by an injury, featherweight Ricardo Lamas has stepped in to face Dustin Poirier at “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” on February 3 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced today.

Poirier (11-1) rebounded from his only career loss to Danny Castillo with a victory in the WEC before earning three-straight UFC wins over Josh Grispi, Jason Young, and Pablo Garza, while Lamas (11-2) has earned back-to-back UFC wins at 145-pounds over Matt Grice and Cub Swanson after going 4-2 at lightweight in the WEC.

UFC 143 is headlined by an interim welterweight title fight between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz and also includes Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce and Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum.

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Pictured: Ricardo Lamas

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