Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is eliminating one top contender from the 145-pound title hunt, as Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will hook 'em up in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63, according to MMA Junkie, recently made official for April 4, 2015, inside the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
The event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1, with "Prelims" on UFC Fight Pass.
Mendes (16-2) is coming off a razor-thin decision loss to featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo at the UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV) event last October. Prior to his second loss in as many tries against the Brazilian, "Money" was just that, racking up five straight wins with four violent finishes.
Another victory gets him right back into the championship conversation.
First he has to get through Lamas (15-3), who also took Aldo to the cards in 2014. "The Bully" is 6-1 since crossing over from World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and holds notable wins over Cub Swanson and Dennis Bermudez, among others.
Who ya' got?
In addition to "Mendes vs. Lamas," UFC Fight Night 63 will also feature a stellar lightweight showdown pitting Dustin Poirier against Diego Ferreira.