Hioki vs. Lamas added to UFC on FX card

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The UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida card just got a little deeper, according to UFC president Dana White.

"Two of the top featherweights in the world, Hatsu Hioki and Ricardo Lamas, will battle it out June 22 on the UFC on FX card in Atlantic City," White told FOXSports.com.

Hioki (26-4-2) comes in riding a six-fight winning streak, including his first two UFC bouts. He last fought at UFC 144 in February, where he won a unanimous decision over Bart Palaszewski.

Lamas (11-2) has also won his first two UFC bouts following a stint in the WEC. Lamas last fought in November on the UFC on FOX 1 card, where he beat Cub Swanson by submission.

“Many pegged Hioki as the next possible challenger for Jose Aldo's title, but he wants one more test before going for the belt," White said. "In his way is Lamas, who has proven to be a tough competitor for anyone to deal with, especially since moving down to featherweight and finishing both opponents at 145 pounds. Both guys have verbally agreed to the match."

The matchup joins an already stacked card with as many as 11 other bouts. The main card is headlined by the main event of Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida in a lightweight bout. Sam Stout will face Spencer Fisher in another lightweight bout, while welterweights Brian Ebersole and TJ Waldburger and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson also meet.

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