Ricardo Ramos edges Algeo with takedowns
The UFC returns to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 22 for UFC Vegas 27. In the main event, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt looks to inch one step closer towards another title shot as he meets Rob Font at 135-pounds. MyMMANews.com will have all your UFC Vegas 27 results below.
In a featherweight matchup, Ricardo Ramos takes on Bill “Senior Perfecto” Algeo in the early portion of the main card. The pair were originally slated to compete last month at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker/Gastelum however, Ramos was forced to withdraw due to Covid-19.
Ramos enters this bout looking to bounce back from a first-round stoppage loss to Lerone Murphy. With an overall record of 14-3-0, the promising featherweight holds a 5-2 record inside of the Octagon with hopes to take out “Senior Perfecto” in their highly anticipated rescheduled bout.
While Bill “Senior Perfecto” Algeo is still new to the UFC, currently 1-1 inside of the octagon, he is a staple in the Philadelphia mixed martial arts scene. The striking savvy, Algeo is coming off of his first promotional win when he defeated Spike Carlyle last November in a one-sided decision with hopes to make it two in a row with a win over Ramos.
Here is how the featherweight bout between Ricardo Ramos and Bill Algeo went down at UFC Vegas 27, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here
Round 1: The fighters have a slight feeling out process trading leg kicks. Ramos fires a snapping head kick attempt that Algeo narrowly evades. Algeo returns fire with a body kick. Ramos closes the distance to circle the back, looking for the neck submission. Algeo shrugs it off, but Ramos readjusts, again looking to secure the neck. Algeo shakes him off once more. The fighters get back to center cage, sharing their fair share of combinations on the feet. Ramos switches levels and gets the takedown. Algeo bounces to his feet and gets taken down again. Ramos searches to get his hooks in with under 30 seconds left in the round. Algeo escapes via the back door and begins firing throw bombs. Ramos does a good job avoiding any significant damage and is on his way to a takedown when the bell sounds.
MyMMANews scores round 1 for Ricardo Ramos. 10-9
Round 2: Algeo starts the round in fashion with a hook kick attempt. Ramos returns with a Superman punch attempt. Both fighters trade body kicks. Algeo is finding success in his brutal leg kicks to Ramos lead leg, making it a target. Algeo is piecing his strikes together when Ramos bull rushes him again for a yet again, another takedown. Algeo gets to his feet immediately, again. Ramos closes distance for a head and arm choke that looks tight but Algeo escapes with ease. Algeo gets back to work with his heavy strikes, sensing Ramos is slowing down. Algeo’s striking is setting the pace for this round when Ramos finds the opening for another takedown in an attempt to steal the round at the last second.
MyMMANews scores round 2 for Bill Algeo. 10-9
Round 3: The fighters waste no time getting back to work with Algeo looking to implement his superior striking early. Ramos looks for the takedown early, once again and is shrugged off by Algeo. The pair go tit-for-tat trading punches upstairs. Algeo lands a cracking right hand that staggers Ramos briefly. Ramos shrugs it off and gets back to working his strikes to get inside. Algeo gets flashy with a spinning back fist attempt but is blocked. With a little over a minute left, Ramos is walking into Algeo’s combinations continuously. Ramos manages to score another takedown, briefly. Algeo bounces back to his feet and picks up his activity to close the round looking for the stoppage.
MyMMANews scores round 3 for Bill Algeo 10-9
Official scorecards: (30-27), (30-27), (29-28)
Official result: Ricardo Ramos defeats Bill Algeo via unanimous Decision
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