The UFC has just announced that they have signed ADCC 2015 champion Davi Ramos. He will be facing another BJJ world champion in Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 106 event in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Max Griffin was originally scheduled to face Moraes but he had to pull out because of an injury.
Moraes (11-2-1) is undefeated as a welterweight in the UFC with five wins and one draw.
Ramos (6-1), has 5 submission wins, and has fought in Bellator.
Davi Ramos is one of the top BJJ competitors in the world having won the 2015 ADCC in spectacular fashion, submitting Lucas Lepri with a jumping armbar. He is also a 4x world pro champion and 2x Pan No G champion. He has beaten and submitted much heavier champions such as Jeff Monson and Joao Assis.
In 2011 Davi Ramos broke on the international scene with an amazing performance at the Grapplers Quest championship in Las Vegas where he won the absolute division and his weight class submitting 6 of his 7 opponents and some major stars such as ADCC champs Jeff Monson & Joao Assis.
Ramos has been previously quoted saying MMA is bad for Jiu-Jitsu:
“I am passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. I think all who practice it are passionate about it. It’s very difficult to live from Jiu-Jitsu generated income alone today and have good finances. It’s easier to migrate from the gentle art to MMA, and MMA has higher earning potential. So I see these transitions from big names of gentle art as something initially bad for Jiu-Jitsu, because we lost great athletes”.
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Last modified: May 17, 2017