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With no opponent available, Ricardo Ramos pulled from UFC Vegas 21

Ricardo Ramos (right) hasn't fought since a July 2020 defeat to Lerone Murphy. in Abu Dhabi.
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Ricardo Ramos won’t be competing at UFC Vegas 21 after all.

The Brazilian featherweight was slated to face Zubaira Tukhugov at Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, N.V., and the company attempted to find a replacement after Tukhugov was forced off the event. According to sources, however, UFC was unable to secure a new opponent for “Carcacinha,” who has now been pulled from the lineup.

The promotion will attempt to book Ramos in a new match sooner rather than later in one of its upcoming cards in Las Vegas, sources said, but nothing is set at the moment.

Ramos (14-3) was victorious in five of seven under the UFC banner, going 1-1 at featherweight, and was looking to get back to the winning column following a first-round stoppage defeat to Lerone Murphy this past July.

UFC Vegas 21 currently features 13 bouts, including a five-round headliner between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad.

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