Urijah “The California Kid” Faber (34-10-0) fights Ricky Simon (15-1-0) in a Bantamweight contest that’s billed as the co-main event on UFC Fight Night 155 on Saturday 13th July, 2019 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
Urijah Faber’s last fight ended in a Unanimous Decision victory over Brad Pickett. The problem is the fight took place way back in December 2016 and Faber went on to retire.
This is the first time in two and a half years that he has been back in the octagon so, at 40 years-old, it’s going to be interesting to see whether or not he is still the same fighter now in terms of motivation and condition. Faber’s background is in wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and he’s best on the canvas where he’s produced 19 career submission victories.
The 26 year-old Ricky Simon has won each of his last eight fights and is coming off a February Unanimous Decision win over Brazil’s Rani Yahya.
The only loss on Simon’s resume came over three years ago against another Brazilian, when Anderson dos Santos beat him for the Titan FC Bantamweight Championship with a Rear Naked Choke in Round 2. Simon possesses great athleticism and is considered to be one of the best conditioned UFC fighters in the division.
Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon Betting Lines & Picks
With regards to UFC predictions for this fight, it’s difficult to make much of a case for Urijah Faber given his age and the fact that he is returning to the octagon after such a lengthy absence. Ricky Simon has to be the UFC betting pick for this fight.
UFC Fight Night 155 Pick: Fight Result – Ricky Simon to Win @ -333 (1.30) with bet365.