Fierce Edge Magazine
In a classic early UFC David vs Goliath showdown, Ruas repeatedly landed devastating Muay Thai leg kicks onto Varelans' huge thighs. Varelans, an inexperienced striker who relied on his sheer bulk and size to overwhelm his opponents was not able to respond to the attacks. He did the only thing he knew which was to advance and keep coming forward. Unfortunately for Varelans, this allowed Ruas to pick his shots at will and it wasn't long before he chopped down the towering Varelans and Big John McCarthy stopped the fight.