Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Simon vs Valiev?
Ricky Sim n could take on Timur Valiev, during the of Simon vs Valiev, in Late 2021.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Simon vs Valiev stats
Ricky Sim n would step into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Timur Valiev would make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Valiev would have a slight advantage in power over n, with a 29% knock out percentage over n's 28%.
Ricky Sim n is the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
n has 3-inch reach advantage.
n is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 4 months later than Valiev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 2 more professional rounds, 49 to Valiev's 47.
Simon vs Valiev form
Ricky Sim n has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
n's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Valiev's last 3 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.