Ricardo Ramos had eight eliminations in three rounds to win a unanimous decision over Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 27.
Time and time again, Ramos was able to close the distance, get inside, and crash Algeo to the canvas as he tried to seek submissions to end the fight. While Algeo survived until the final horn, Ramos had still done enough to secure the victory with the scorecards showing 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in his favor.
“I feel great,” Ramos said after returning to the winning column after losing in his previous appearance. “Bill Algeo is a warrior and he was the perfect guy to test my warrior spirit today. I was spying on Instagram, I could see him training in wrestling shoes. I am a complete fighter. MMA is my thing so I can do whatever I need to do to win the fight.
Early in the fight, Ramos quickly reduced the distance where he almost took the back twice with Algeo still standing. Each time, Ramos failed to secure the two hooks, allowing Algeo to escape and avoid any serious danger from the submission attempts.
Ramos kept pushing forward as he looked to drag Algeo to the ground and apply his grappling hook. As Algeo gave up on teardowns, he continued to find a way to break free and get back on his feet.
As time passed in the second round, Algeo started to connect with more of his combinations but still struggled to keep Ramos from knocking him all in. That said, Algeo’s constant pressure and pace slowed Ramos down with more laborious movements, which made knockdowns a bit easier to avoid.
Ramos continued to rely on his fight in the third but Algeo was starting to get wise with his timing and technique, which then allowed him to loosen up a bit with his strikes. Still, Ramos was the one to step forward and seek the eliminations with Algeo doing everything possible to keep his back from hitting the mat.
Although he didn’t get the finish, Ramos was rewarded for his well-timed wrestling attack as well as submission attempts, which obviously convinced the judges that he was doing enough to earn the victory. .
Overall, Ramos is now 3-1 in his last four fights as he continues to prove he’s tough for anyone in the UFC’s featherweight division.