Hacran Dias vs Eddie Hoch
A little less than a year ago, Hacran Dias made his UFC debut against Yuri Alcantara. At the time, most viewed it as a squash match for Alcantara, who was a top ten featherweight and riding a 13 fight win streak including wins over Francisco Trinaldo, Michihiro Omigawa, and Ricardo Lamas. Dias, a Nova Unaio blackbelt, would go on to dominate the fight using a combination of stifling top control and effective guard passing. After his upset win, he was scheduled to face Team Alpha Male’s Chad Mendes at UFC on FX 6 but had to pull out due to injury. Now he’s ready to make his second Octagon appearance against another talented grappler in Nik Lentz at UFC on FX 8 this Saturday (May 18th).