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Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Simon vs Bautista?
Ricky Simon is set to fight Mario Bautista during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker, on Saturday 13th January 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Simon vs Bautista stats
Ricky Simon steps into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Mario Bautista will make his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Simon has a slight advantage in power over Bautista, with a 30% knock out percentage over Bautista's 23%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Bautista will have a large advantage over Simon, boosting at 46% submission rate over Simon's 20%.
Ricky Simon is the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Bautista has a height advantage of 3 inches over Simon. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Simon is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Bautista, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 30 more professional rounds, 58 to Bautista's 28.
Simon vs Bautista form
Simon has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack Shore at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Before that, he had won against Brian Kelleher at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat 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.
Mario Bautista has beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Da’Mon Blackshear at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Benito Lopez at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Brian Kelleher at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jay Perrin at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Mario Bautista has been fighting more than Ricky Simon.
Ricky Simon last fought 7 months and 4 days ago, while Mario Bautista's last outing was 3 months and 14 days ago.
Simon's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Bautista's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Simon vs Bautista?
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Simon vs Bautista US streams
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