The 145-pound contest was originally scheduled to take place in May in Oklahoma City, however that event was scrapped because of the coronavirus outbreak. The UFC has since picked up a consistent schedule, hosting six events in six weeks at its Apex facility in Las Vegas. The promotion is preparing to host four events this month at "Fight Island," in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Lamas (19-8) has lost three of his past four contests, however all three of the losses were to highly ranked opposition in Calvin Kattar, Mirsad Bektic and Josh Emmett. The 38-year-old fought Jose Aldo for the UFC championship in 2014, and also has faced the likes of Max Holloway, Chad Mendes and Charles Oliveira over the course of his career.
Hall (8-1), of Falls Church, Virginia, has fought only four times since making his UFC debut in 2015. The submission specialist has had difficulty booking opponents at times, but holds wins against former lightweight champion B.J. Penn and title challenger Gray Maynard. He is 4-0 inside the Octagon.