Ricardo Lucas Ramos made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 104, where he defeated Michinori Tanaka by unanimous decision. Ramos has previously appeared on the reality show, “Dana White’s Lookin’ For A Fight,” but he lost that night while the UFC President was scouting him.
“That experience made me better today,” Ramos said to MMA Junkie. “I have to thank Dana White for having showed up in my life before, and today I was able to work with a lot more calmness and confidence. It’s been a very hard walk. I started very young, so now here I am at 21. I’m very happy with that and the work has just started. I know I have a long path ahead of me. I want to win the belt. I will conquer the belt. In a short time, I’ll be at the top of the division, and I will use all the tools I have at hand in order to make it.”
In fact, the lone loss of Ramos’s professional MMA career came that night when he appeared on the reality show. He has ten wins as a pro. Ramos, while having the grappling edge against Tanaka that night, wasn’t a fan of his opponents striking game as well.
“I thought his striking was predictable,” Ramos said. “I already expected everything that he did on the feet. But on the ground I felt his strength. I felt he was a stronger guy. But I was able to overcome and dominate the fight until the end.”
As for the UFC President’s reality show, it has just begun it’s second season, where White, plus UFC veterans Matt Serra and Din Thomas appeared at a New England Fights event.