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UFC Welterweight veteran Matt Brown finished Luis Ramos in the second round with a brutal battery of blows including knees, standing elbows and uppercuts with both hands. Ramos had been a gritty and game opponent until he got hurt late in the second round but the gritty Brown swarmed and didn't let Ramos recover.
Ramos came out and landed the first strike, a leg kick on a charging Matt Brown. Ramos fell on his ass trying to kick and Brown landed some leg kicks and a high kick after that. Ramos then clinched and Brown countered with an overhook. Ramos got a body lock and took Brown onto his back. Ramos then took Brown's back but Brown stood up. Brown finally fought free from the clinch and pursued Ramos standing. Ramos bloodied Brown and forced another clinch. Ramos fought for the body lock and tried to take Brown's back standing.
Brown landed some leg kicks early. Ramos forced a clinch and went for a single leg, forcing Brown against the cage. Brown got free, they traded on the feet for a bit before Brown got the Thai plum. He hurt Ramos with some knees but Ramos fought free. Ramos then caught Brown with a counter and Brown had to relent a bit. Brown began to capitalize on his reach with a sharp jab and followed up with a combination that tagged Ramos. Brown hurt Ramos with a knee and then a couple of punches. Ramos was fighting for his life and getting by far the worse of it. But Brown couldn't finish him and Ramos was able to force a clinch and stop the barrage for a bit. Brown got free, landed more knees, elbows and uppercuts that forced a stoppage for the TKO.
From Fraser Coffeen's primer on the fight:
Matt "The Immortal" Brown (14-11; 7-5 UFC) is another TUF veteran, as he was a part of season 7. Since then, he's established his place as a gritty veteran in the UFC. He's coming off good wins over Chris Cope and Stephen Thompson where he played essentially the same role he's playing here - veteran test for the new UFC fighter. Here, that newer UFC fighter is Brazilian Luis Ramos (19-7; 0-1 UFC). Ramos was last seen in the UFC on the receiving end of an Erick Silva 40 second KO at UFC 134. He's a Nova Uniao fighter with a lot of solid experience in Brazil. Look for him to use his submission game against Brown here.