Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014, delivering the possible highest pay-per-view event of 2019! The UFC 242 will take place on September 7, 2019, at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Join us as we are bringing you the live UFC Results from the purposely built Stadium, set for the main event fireworks between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
The UFC 242 will mark the return of a multiple Sambo World Champion and a grappling specialist, Islam Makhachev (17-1-0) stepping inside the Octagon against the stylistically similar World-class grappler, Davi Ramos (10-2-0). Makachev will have to prove the hype once again, but this time against the toughest challenge so far. Ramos has nothing to lose at this stage of his career and will undertake everything to shock the world by putting out one of the biggest UFC Lightweight prospects.
Check out the live play-by-play action below:
Rd 1 – Both fighters open up with the body kicks. They are patient and waiting for each other’s move. Makhachev explodes with the kick and follows with the takedown attempt, defended by Ramos. Both fighters are looking nervous. Makhachev explodes once again and lands a nice two punch combo. Ramos has a hard time finding his timing. Makhachev capitalizes with the fast left straight! Both fighters are waiting for the counter. Makhachev lands an inside leg kick and Ramos immediately explodes with the power hooks! However, Makhachev moves away. The patience game continues. Quick left hook lands for Makhachev.
Rd 2 – Ramos immediately establishes the forward pressure. Makhachev explodes with the head kick but Ramos counters with the flurry and finishes with the clinch against the cage! Makhachev is defending well. Ramos separates. Another kick to the body lands for the Russian. He starts firing low to the body. Makhachev lands a couple of nice jabs. Ramos is hesitating, he is not offering any offense. Makhachev starts firing and destroying Ramos! He is clearly a better striker in this fight!
Rd 3 – Ramos takes the center and starts pressing forward. Makhachev catches him with the uppercut! Ramos shoots for a takedown and eats a nasty knee! Ramos goes down! Makhachev explodes with the vicious ground and pound! Big shots are landing! Ramos is in trouble! Ramos survives as Makhachev takes the guard position. He postures and lands a couple of hard punches! Makhachev is controlling the fight. Ramos is looking tired. He is trying to scramble but Makhachev is maintaining strong pressure. Makhachev has a hard time creating some space for the punches. Ramos stays active from the bottom with short body punches. Makhachev stands in the final seconds of the fight.