A young fighter looking to establish himself in the UFC is a difficult task unto itself. But when the path to do so involves battling through one of the deepest and most competitive divisions under the UFC banner, the challenges are going to come fast and furious.
The pace and constant pressure to progress can be a nightmare for up-and-coming talent, but thus far in his journey, 25-year-old Ramsey Nijem has taken each step in stride.
As a finalist in the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter, the John Hackleman-trained fighter came up short in his bid to earn the coveted six-figure contract. Despite the setback in his Octagon debut, Nijem charged back with vigor and has claimed victory in his last three outings.
The California native's impressive run of performances and unorthodox style have put him on the map as a developing prospect in the UFC's ultra-competitive lightweight division, and he has no intention of letting his foot off the gas as he looks to continue making his way up the divisional ladder.
Nijem will square off with another rising prospect this weekend in San Jose when he mixes it up with fellow TUF alum Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 7. The bout will feature two fighters looking to lead the next wave in the 155-pound weight class, and Nijem is looking forward to the scrap on Saturday night.
The Pit Elevated fighter recently spoke with Bleacher Report's The Ultimate Show, where he discussed his upcoming tilt with Jury and much more.