Bantamweights Ricardo Ramos, Aiemann Zahabi Booked for UFC 217 in New York
Zahabi and Ricardo
Lucas Ramos will square off in a bantamweight bout at
UFC 217, promotion officials announced Wednesday.
UFC 217 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York and is
headlined by a middleweight title tilt between Michael
Bisping and Georges St.
Pierre. A bantamweight championship clash between Cody
Garbrandt and T.J.
Dillashaw is also rumored for the event but has not been
formally announced by the UFC.
Ramos improved to 10-1 as a professional with a unanimous decision
victory against Michinori
Tanaka in his initial Octagon foray at UFC Fight Night 104 on
Feb. 4. The 22-year-old Sao Paulo native has finished six of his
wins by submission and two via technical knockout.
Zahabi, the younger brother of Tristar Gym trainer Firas Zahabi,
made his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 105, where he outpointed
Vieira on Feb. 19. The 29-year-old Quebec native is 7-0 as a
professional, with six triumphs coming inside the distance.
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