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#10 Bantamweight Division


Ricky Simon

Bantamweight Division

20-3-0 (W-L-D)


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Ricky Simon

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Learn more about Ricky Simon's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Pendleton, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 08, 2017
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
  • Six wins by KO, four by submission (3 Arm triangle, guillotine)
  • Has won 12 of his last 15 and five in a row
  • Six first round finishes
  • Has wins over Strikeforce vet Charon Spain and UFC vets Alex Soto and Chico Camus

UFC History
UFC on ABC (7/16/22) Simon submitted Jack Shore via arm-triangle choke at 3:28 of the second round 
UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Simon knocked out Raphael Assuncao at 2:14 of the second round
UFC 258 (2/13/21) Simon won a three round unanimous decision over Brian Kelleher
UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Simon submitted Gaetano Pirrello via arm triangle choke at 4:00 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Simon won a three round split decision over Ray Borg
UFC on ESPN (12/7/19) Simon lost a three round unanimous decision to Rob Font
UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Simon was stopped by Urijah Faber via strikes at :46 of the first round
UFC 234 (2/10/19) Simon won a three round unanimous decision over Rani Yahya
UFC 227 (8/4/18) Simon won a three round unanimous decision over Montel Jackson
UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Simon submitted Merab Dvalishvili via guillotine choke at 5:00 of the third round

Week 5
(8/8/17) Simon won a three round split decision over Donavon Frelow

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training nine years ago. I grew up watching the UFC and always wanted to try my hand at it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Five-time amateur champ. Two-time state placer. 2013 WIAA state champ (open division). Titan FC bantamweight title challenger.
Do you have any heroes? My dad. That’s who I get my work ethic from.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be a dream come true. I visualize getting signed and getting to share that accomplishment with all of my loved ones.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended about a year and a half of college. My cumulative GPA is a 3.8. I have aspirations of continuing my schooling once I get signed. I would like to become an athletic trainer one day.
What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling coach
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Five-time champ in three different weight classes (155,145,135). 1-0 in kickboxing and 1-0 in boxing.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Win over UFC vet Alex Soto and fighting for the Titan FC belt on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ