Featherweight action at UFC Vegas 27 on Saturday saw Ricardo Ramos looking to bounce back from a loss, while opponent Bill Algeo searched for his second straight octagon win.
The pair threw down second in on the main card, with both men fighting for the first time in 2021.
Ramos took the center of the octagon and threw a low kick, followed by a high kick a few seconds later. Ramos slammed Algeo twice in a row and then took his back. Ramos tried for a standing rear-naked choke, but Algeo fought it off and escaped. Ramos landed a sneaky uppercut, but Algeo ate it. He then landed a left jab that backed Ramos up. With just over two minutes left in the round, Algeo landed a spin kick that made Ramos bounce off the cage. Both fighters exchanged punches and kicks, which Algeo getting the better of the two. With a minute left, Ramos landed a takedown and grabbed Algeo’s back immediately. Algeo made Ramos fall off the submission attempt and tried for his own takedown to end the round in what was an entertaining first round of action.
Algeo threw a high kick to start round two but missed. Ramos landed a hard body kick. Ramos landed a head kick, but it just glanced off Algeo, nothing major. Algeo landed a half kick, jab, and attempted a flying knee, which partially landed. Ramos had a standing anaconda choke locked up, but Algeo escaped. Both fighters exchanged jabs. Ramos slipped Algeo’s jab and went straight to his opponent’s back, but Algeo escaped yet again. Algeo rushed Ramos and landed a punch and spinning elbow but didn’t do too much damage. Ramos landed a takedown with five seconds left to end round two.
Algeo started round three with a 1-2, followed by a spinning kick. Ramos missed on a hook. Algeo landed a calf kick and a double jab. Algeo threw a spinning back fist, but it was blocked. Ramos tried for a takedown, but it was blocked in turn. Algeo landed a counter right hand which caused both of them to clinch on the fist. Near the midway mark, and they met at center. Both men were throwing combos. Ramos tried for a takedown with almost a minute left, but Algeo stuffed it. Ramos tried again for a takedown but landed it and took Algeo’s back. Algeo got back up to his and threw a hook. The fight ended with Ramos catching one of Algeo’s kicks and dropping him. Going to the scorecards, it was no surprise to see Ricardo Ramos get his hand raised.
With the win, Ramos is back in the win column, while Algeo suffers his second UFC defeat.
Official Result: Ricardo Ramos def. Bill Algeo by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)