Ramos put Chavez out on his feet with the strike, forcing referee intervention at the 1:12 mark of the opening round. The finish added another knockout to a finish-heavy preliminary card at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.
Check out the finish below, courtesy of UFC broadcast partner ESPN.
Ramos came out of the gate looking to land something big, no doubt trying to erase memories of a decision loss to Zubaira Tukhugov in his previous outing. Chavez played it safe and moved to avoid spinning kicks that came his direction, and he tried to take away his opponent’s wheels with shots to the calves.
That’s when Ramos switched things up, dipping his head to throw off his opponent and then firing the backward elbow, which caught Chavez on the temple and left him out on his feet. It was the second such finish for Ramos, who stopped Aiemann Zahabi cold with the same strike at UFC 217.
Ramos’ octagon record now stands at 7-3, while Chavez drops to 1-2-1 in four outings.