Two welterweights will look to get back into good graces at UFC 141, as Nova Uniao product Luis Ramos (19-7) takes on "The Ultimate Fighter 7" veteran Matt Riddle (5-3) on December 30th. According to reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame, verbal agreements are in place for the bout. UFC officials have yet to confirm the match-up.
Both men head into the bout with their uncertain UFC status perilously relying on the result. Riddle enters in the midst of a two-fight losing streak after dropping decisions to Sean Pierson and Lance Benoist. Likewise, Ramos receives a surprising second chance after falling to Erick Silva in just 40 seconds at UFC 134.
"I'm training hard since I lost, now I just have to focus on him. I'll sign the contract on the next few days," Ramos said. "He's under pressure, so I am. Whoever loses will leave the UFC".
UFC 141 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former champions collide in the main event as former UFC heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar takes on former Strikeforce, Dream, and K-1 heavyweight titleholder Alistair Overeem.
UFC 141 fight card:
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Jon Fitch
Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
Featherweight: Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes
Lightweight: Junior Assuncao vs. Ross Pearson
Lightweight: T.J. Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann
Welterweight: Luis Ramos vs. Matt Riddle