UFC Vegas 64: Tamires Vidal Finishes Ramona Pascual With Big Knee

UFC Vegas 64 Tamires Vidal
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 05: (R-L) Tamires Vidal of Brazil punches Ramona Pascual in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Tamires Vidal made her promotional debut in style at UFC Vegas 64, taking care of Ramona Pascual with a knee to the body in the very first round.

Newcomer Tamires Vidal helped kick off the UFC Vegas 64 card, in a women’s bantamweight fight against Ramona Pascual.

More accurately, it would have been a women’s bantamweight fight, but Pascual, previously fighting at featherweight, missed weight by a pound ahead of the event. Not a good look, with the fighter representing Hong Kong looking to snap a two-fight skid.

Vidal, a former soccer player, was 6-1 in her MMA career heading into her debut with her only loss coming in her second fight against current UFC fighter Karol Rosa. Vidal had won her last five fights with a pair of submissions, including a win in LFA.

In the opening round, both started off trading kicks. Vidal cliched up but took a hard punch and a knee on the way in. Nothing came from the clinch and Pascual landed an elbow off the brake. Vidal landed a good knee in the clinch. Off that Vidal threw a switch knee to the midsection and Pascual was done.

Tamires Vidal def. Ramona Pascual by TKO (Knee to the Body) in Round 1 (3:06)