Ricardo Lucas Ramos is making his UFC debut this Saturday Night at UFC Fight Night 104, he will be taking on Michinori Tanaka in a bantamweight division fight.
Ramos, who enters the UFC with a record of 9-1-0, credits UFC President Dana White for bringing him to the promotion.
“When I fought at NEF, which is when Dana White watched me again, I had more experience so I fought without any weight on my shoulders,” Ramos said to MMA Junkie. “I knew that all the pressure would be on Alfred Khashakyan since Dana was there to watch him. I knew how he was feeling. I had no pressure on me. I mustered my experience and was able to get the win. I’m very happy with the way things played out.”
Longtime UFC personality Joe Rogan talks a lot about “Octagon Shock” when fighters make their promotional debut, but Ramos has set his concerns aside.
“I’m very happy and a bit anxious for my UFC debut,” he said. “But the magnitude of the event doesn’t overwhelm me. I’ll just show up and put in the work. I’ll set all worries aside, and do what I do best, which is to fight. I’ll give my best in there.”
UFC Fight Night 104 takes place on Saturday, February 4 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with Dennis Bermudez and Chan Sung Jung headlining.