Lucas Martins resided as a lightweight in his UFC on FX 8 win over Jeremy Larsen, but that will change upon his return to the Octagon. His manager Wade Hampel said that bantamweight was the new goal.
“I requested the change this morning with Sean Shelby and Joe Silva and they signed off on it,” said Hampel to MMA Junkie.
The 24-year-old is 1-1 for the UFC. Martins was undefeated with 12 wins before joining the UFC. Only once has he required the judges.
For his win over Larsen, both left with Fight of the Night.
No return date is known.