Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Assuncao vs Simon?
Ricky Simon beat Raphael Assuncao by during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ricky Simon.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Assuncao vs Simon stats
Raphael Assuncao stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Ricky Simon made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Simon had an advantage in power over Assuncao, with a 28% knock out percentage over Assuncao's 15%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Assuncao had an advantage over Simon, with a 37% submission rate over Simon's 17%.
Raphael Assuncao was the older man by 10 years, at 41 years old.
Simon had a height advantage of 1 inch over Assuncao. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Assuncao was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 9 years and 11 months earlier than Simon, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 88 to Simon's 58.
Assuncao vs Simon form
Ricky Simon had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Brian Kelleher at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rob Font at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Before that, he had lost to Urijah Faber at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Golden1 Center, Sacramento, United States.
He had beat Rani Yahya at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Assuncao's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Simon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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