Lightweight Davi Ramos made it four wins in a row at UFC Rochester, defeating promotional debutant Austin Hubbard in convincing fashion via unanimous decision.
Davi Ramos is a grappling expert, with a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and an ADCC gold medal to his name. The Brazilian started his career at 6-1 with five finishes and the one loss coming to longtime Bellator veteran Dave Rickels. He signed with the UFC in 2017 and ended up losing in his promotional debut to fellow master grappler Sergio Moraes. Since then, he’s rattled off three straight rear-naked choke victories, the last two ending in the first round.
Austin Hubbard will be making his promotional debut at UFC Rochester. He comes in with a 10-2 record, featuring four knockouts and two submissions. The 27-year-old has won six of his last seven fights, with the one loss coming to UFC veteran Eric Wisely. In his most recent fight, Hubbard won the LFA lightweight title with a knockout that occurred with just 15 seconds left in the fight.
A feeling out process to the mid-half of round one. Ramos landed the bigger shots in the early going, with a check right hook and a leg kick. The grappler in Ramos starts to turn up the heat, landing the combinations loading up with a lot of power. Ramos is continuing to find his rhythm, landing big looping hooks. In the last half-minute, Ramos took the back of Hubbard and got the takedown. He would hold that to the end of the round. Cageside Press scores round 1 a 10-9 for Ramos.
Ramos starts the second being more aggressive, landing big leg kicks. Hubbard landed a good right-hand, buckling Ramos. Ramos eats it though, and takes the back again to tear Hubbard back down. Hubbard shows excellent takedown defense and gets back to his feet. Hubbard this time presses the action with a left hook to the body, and a right leg kick combination. Ramos changes course, landing a right hand, then moving into the clinch. Ramos gets another takedown, this time holding top position to the bell. Cageside Press scores round two a 10-9 for Ramos.
Hubbard comes out strong in the final round throwing good combos with his hands and kicks. As Hubbard is starting to find his range they both throw in the pocket and Ramos lands a left, wobbling Hubbard. Ramos presses for the finish, landing more good looping strikes, before dumping Hubbard down to the mat. Ramos doing well on top, but ref Keith Peterson stands them up. The last seconds of the fight Hubbard makes the mistake standing over the guard of Ramos. Cageside Press scores round three a 10-9 for Ramos.
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Davi Ramos def. Austin Hubbard by Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)