There is a very good reason why Fortis MMA remains the gold standard of lone star MMA excellence. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a silver stared anaconda looking to put the bind on UFC welterweights as he looks to return with a determined vengeance at UFC On ESPN 29 on August 21 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. A professional mixed martial artist since October 2014 and representing Fortis MMA under the watchful eye of head coach Sayif Saud, Ramiz Brahimaj owns an 8-3 record through 11 professional bouts, with all eight of his victories as a pro-MMA fighter coming via submission. Brahimaj fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance prior to debuting with the UFC at UFC On ESPN 17 in November 2020. The bulk of his wins during his time in the professional ranks have come within the opening round, with seven first-round finishes under his belt. Brahimaj has yet to reach the scorecards at any point during his pro career. Brahimaj has also fought for XKO MMA, a regional MMA promotion based in his home state of Texas.
In his MMA debut, he faced Richard Bailey and submitted him via rear-naked choke in the first round. Brahimaj also tapped out his next three opponents that included wins over Josh Sturgill and David Lopez. Then in his promotional debut with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 28, he submitted Sidney Ben Simmons in round one. Brahimaj tapped out Bilal Williams via rear-naked choke in the first round at LFA 33. At LFA 47, he submitted William Macario in round two. Brahimaj tapped out Carlos Martinez in the first round via arm-triangle choke at LFA 62. The victory earned Brahimaj the eighth submission win of his professional career along with his seventh first-round finish.