Ricardo Ramos uses takedowns to outpoint Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 27 » MixedMartialArts.com


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UFC Vegas 27’s predominant card featured a battle between two expert featherweight grapplers who’ve earned half of their wins by submission. The query for Ricardo Ramos and Invoice Algeo earlier than they entered the Octagon,was if the struggle could be grappling heavy, or their floor skills would cancel one another out and drive a take a look at of their mettle on the ft.

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Thirty seconds into the struggle “Carcacinha” was capable of get to the again of Algeo and sink in a rear-naked choke. Nonetheless, the American was capable of defend and get separation. Within the placing, “Senor Perfecto” used his unorthodox strategies of wierd footwork and angles to frustrate his Brazilian opponent a little bit. Nonetheless, with over a minute left Ramos was capable of come up with Algeo once more and wrestle him to the mat a few instances, and get again management as soon as once more. General he landed 4 takedowns within the spherical.

Ricardo Ramos out grapples Invoice Algeo for a unanimous resolution win

The primary couple of minutes of the second displayed a aggressive battle on the ft with each throwing quite a lot of strikes. Algeo landed a flying knee however was shortly countered right into a takedown. But, identical to each different time, Algeo was capable of work again up and return issues to a kickboxing struggle. Ramos confirmed indicators of fatigue within the spherical however was nonetheless capable of rating two extra takedowns. Nonetheless, coming into the third, Algeo had landed twice as many strikes in every spherical.

A lot of the ultimate spherical occurred on the ft as each landed strikes on the opposite. However Algeo appeared to land the extra notable and flashy pictures. Because the struggle got here to an finish, it was an evenly matched scrap that was onerous to attain. With each having circumstances for the win based mostly on their leads in strikes or takedowns.

After three hard-fought rounds, the judges leaned in favor of the takedowns from the Brazilian as he scored the unanimous resolution win. Ramos bounces again from a TKO loss Lerone Murphy in July and strikes to 6-2 contained in the Octagon. For the Pennsylvania native Algeo, he strikes to 1-2 within the UFC after scoring his first win within the promotion in November.

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