This week, Phoenix Championship lightweight title holder Davi Ramos is set to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut in a welterweight bout against Sergio Moraes. Ramos was called in as a late replacement for Max Griffin, and will face three-time world BJJ champion Serginho Moraes during the UFC “Belfort vs. Gastelum”. The event takes place on March 11th in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The clash puts two big names in jiu-jitsu face-to-face. Serginho, 34, is three-time world champion in ‘soft art’, and has finished seven of his 11 MMA victories via submission. The Sao Paulo UFC veteran boasts a professional mixed martial arts record of 11-2, and has fought 7 times under the UFC banner, only losing once via decision.
Davi Ramos is an absolute monster in the art of Brazilian JiuJitsu with 65 grappling contests to his name, and he is Black Belt under the prestigious Master Cesar “Casqhinha” Guimaraes. The Rio de Janeiro native won the ADCC World Cup in 2015, which was marked by a flying arm-lock in the final against Lucas Lepri. In MMA, Ramos has six wins, four of which by submission, and only one defeat suffered at Bellator in 2014.
In his last outing, Davi Ramos outclassed Nick Piedmont at Middle Eastern prestigious promotion Phoenix Championship to become the first lightweight champion of the Lebanon based promotion.