WATCH: Lerone Murphy Lands Insane Elbows to Knockout Ricardo Ramos on UFC Fight Night

Published 07/15/2020, 10:11 PM EDT
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Lerone Murphy finally grabbed his first UFC victory. The England native grabbed a first-round TKO victory over Brazilian Ricardo Ramos via vicious ground and pound.

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Ever since he fought Zubaira Tukhugov to a split draw in his UFC debut back in September, Murphy was waiting for the opportunity. He got the same after receiving the callout to fight on Fight Island against Ramos. The undefeated Murphy took out every bit off the opportunity and grabbed the win.

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The fight started with both the fighters throwing a number of kicks. After dodging a wild spinning kick from Ramos, Murphy threw some of his own low kicks. Ramos countered and threw a couple of calf kicks. Fighting an opponent with long limbs such as Ramos, it didn’t look like a smart decision on Murphy’s part to take him down.

However, Lerone went for the takedown and grabbed the double leg as Ramos was against the cage. From this point on, it felt like the Brazilian totally checked out of the fight. Murphy landed a crisp elbow that saw Ramos roll his eyes back. Lerone unleashed a barrage of punches from the tops with his characteristic power. The onslaught was too much to handle for Ramos as the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

How the MMA community reacted to the TKO by Lerone Murphy

Lerone Murphy had the world watching him while he put away Ricardo Ramos. He is now looking like a definite prospect who can make his way to the top 15 of an already loaded bantamweight division. With his win over Ramos, he impressed not just the fans but fellow UFC fighters as well, including the next probable title contender for the bantamweight gold, Aljamain Sterling.

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Murphy didn’t forget to thank UFC supremo Dana White for pulling off events even when other sports are not doing so. He expressed his gratitude to White during the post-fight interview with John Anik.

β€œAfter Dana White shouted us out like it was going to be a big fight, I had to go out there and prove it. Since I fought in September, I’ve been dreaming about winning in the UFC every night,” Murphy said.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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