Ricardo Ramos, Jordan Griffin Get New Opponents for UFC Minneapolis

By: Cole Shelton
Jun 18, 2019

Ricardo Ramos and Jordan Griffin have gotten new opponents for their UFC Minneapolis fights.

Ramos was originally set to take on Sergio Pettis, however Pettis had to withdraw due to an injury. Now, the Brazilian will take on UFC newcomer, Journey Newson. The American is 7-1 as a pro and is riding a four-fight winning streak, with his only loss coming to Benito Lopez.

The 23-year-old in Ramos is coming off of a TKO loss to Said Nurmagomedov back in February. The loss snapped his four-fight losing streak and gave him his first UFC loss.

Griffin, meanwhile, was scheduled to fight Chas Skelly, but he too had to pull out due to an injury. Vince Murdock now steps in on short notice to make his UFC debut. The 28-year-old is coming off of two losses in a row and last fought back in March.

“The Native Psycho” is looking to get back into the win column after losing to Dan Ige back in December in his Octagon debut. Griffin won his fight on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in July to get signed to the Las Vegas-based promotion.

UFC Minneapolis goes down June 29 and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos. The card will air in its entirety on ESPN.

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