Feb 09 2019
Saturday

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

UFC 234
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
14-1-0
UD 3
UD 3
26-9-0

The tape

30
Age
37
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm

Tape record

UDSUBKOUDSD
Form
SUBSUBSUBUDUD
14
Wins
26
5
By KO
0
36
KO%
0
2
By SUB
20
14
SUB%
77
1
Loses
9
0
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2002
15
Bouts
36
34
Rounds
68
2 hours, 27 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Ricky Simon vs Rani Yahya report

Who won Simón vs Yahya?

Ricky Simon beat Rani Yahya by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 234, on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

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).

Simón vs Yahya stats

Ricky Simon stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Rani Yahya made his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws and 20 by submission.

The stats suggested Simon had a massive power advantage over Yahya, boasting at 36% knock out percentage over Yahya's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yahya had a massive advantage over Simon, boosting at 77% submission rate over Simon's 14%.

Ricky Simon was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.

Simon had 2-inch reach advantage.

Simon was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 11 year and 4 months later than Yahya, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 53 to Yahya's 79.

Simón vs Yahya form

Simon had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.

Previous to that, he had beat Brian Kelleher at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, 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..

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.

Activity check

Simon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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