FIGHTING STYLE: Jiu-Jitsu
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
LEG REACH: 40.00
WEIGHT: 145 lbs.
TEAM: Ramos Team (Brazil)
NATIONALITY: Campinas, Brazil
OUT OF: Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 490
Significant Strikes Landed: 193
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 14
Takedowns Landed: 4
Ricardo Ramos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and current UFC bantamweight contender. Born on August 8th, 1994, in Bacabal, Maranhão, Brazil, he began training jiu-jitsu at the age of 13. He started his professional career in 2012 with a win over Fabio Aparecido Silva. Since then he has had an impressive record of 12 wins and two losses in the sport.
In 2016 Ramos moved up to featherweight division competing on local promotions like Shooto Brasil and Meca World Vale Tudo Mexico before signing with UFC in 2017. In his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs Till where he fought Aiemann Zahabi which he won by Unanimous Decision becoming first ever undefeated fighter from Maranhão state to make it into the promotion.
After this success Ricardo kept pushing for better fights and ended up facing Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night 141: Blaydes vs Ngannou 2, winning by Guillotine Choke submission after 3 minutes into Round 1 making him only second fighter from Brazil’s northeast region to secure a knockout or submission victory inside the octagon since Charles Oliveira did it 11 years prior that time period.
In his next fight at UFC 237: Namajunas vs Andrade 2019 event held in Rio de Janeiro were Ramos faced highly touted prospect Said Nurmagomedov which made huge waves as they both submitted their respective opponents within first round showing world class grappling skillset; however this bout was declared ‘No Contest’ due referee interference when they got stuck while transitioning between positions leading officials to think that fighters are not able to continue further so they had stopped them immediately resulting draw decision being registred on their records.
Ramos continued fighting against strong competitors like Eduardo Garagorri (Submission), Lerone Murphy (Split Decision) ,Davey Grant (Split Decission) being successful all times out until recently losing against Cory Sandhagen via TKO less than two minutes into first round of recent fight . Despite disappointment from few setbacks lately Ricardo still remains one of most promising prospects coming out Brazil who can mix standup game along with BJJ perfectly making him extremely dangerous competitor for anyone standing across cage inside octagon any given day!