Ricardo Ramos will get to fight on home soil for the first time as a UFC fighter on Feb. 2, as he takes on Said Nurmagomedov in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fortaleza in Brazil. The match-up was first reported by Akhmat MMA.
Ramos (12-1) has won three in a row since joining the UFC in 2017, including a bonus-winning spinning back elbow knockout over Alemann Zahabi at UFC 217. In his other fights, “Carcacinha” scored decisions over Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang.
The Brazilian was expected to face Ricky Simon in November, but was pulled from the fight due to a hand injury.
Nurmagomedov (12-1) will move up to bantamweight after defeating flyweight Justin Scoggins via split decision in his UFC debut in July. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin signed with the promotion after winning five in row in Russia and Kazakhstan, with four of those victories coming against Brazilians.
UFC Fortaleza takes place at the Centro de Formacao Olimpica in the capital of Ceara, Brazil, and airs live on ESPN+. The updated fight card can be seen below.
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good
Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin
Johnny Walker vs. Justin Ledet
Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
Junior Albini vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov
Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos