NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Ricardo Ramos of Brazil celebrates after defeating Aiemann Zahabi of Canada of their bantamweight bout through the UFC 217 occasion at Madison Square Garden on November four, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Images)
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Brazilian Ricardo Ramos stopped Aiemann Zahabi within the opening struggle of UFC 217 with an exhilarating end.
UFC 217 shall be opened and closed with members of the famed Tristar fitness center because the youthful brother of extremely regarded head coach Firas Zahabi, Aiemann Zahabi, and teammate of important occasion star, Georges St-Pierre, opened up the cardboard in opposition to Brazilian Ricardo Ramos.
Zahabi (7-Zero) got here into the bout with a spotless file that features a nine-fight profitable streak.
Zahabi was making his second look within the UFC after choosing up a unanimous resolution victory over one other Brazilian, Reginaldo Vieira at UFC Fight Night 105.
Ramos (10-1) was making an attempt to select up his second win within the UFC after being found on Dana White’s actuality present, “Looking for a Fight”.
Both fighters got here out aggressive, however Ramos was rapidly in a position to land a tough leg kick that appeared to limit the motion of Zhahabi.
Both fighters had been in a position to safe takedowns earlier than escaping off the mat. The first spherical ended with each fighters jostling for place alongside the cage. Ramos appeared to take the primary spherical.
Ramos continued to badault the left leg to open up the second spherical earlier than Zhahabi was in a position to land a great proper hand that backed up Ramos. Zhababi took management of the second with flush jabs that opened up a minimize on Ramos. Both fighters stayed on their toes and exchanged jabs which appeared to favor Zhahabi, who might need taken spherical two.
With the struggle seemingly at one spherical a bit, the third and last spherical noticed each fighters going again to their jabs earlier than Ramos was in a position to land a spinning again fist that landed on Zahabi. Ramos instantly went again with one other spinning again elbow that landed flush on the jaw of Zahabi and knocked him out chilly to finish the struggle at 1:58 of the third spherical.
Ramos requested a high ten opponent subsequent and seems on the rise within the bantamweight rankings.