Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
17-5-0
20-6-0

The tape

31
Age
31
5' 7" / 169 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5SD 3SD 5UD 5
Form
UD 3UD 3KO 5SUB 2KO 2
17
Wins
20
7
By KO
6
41
KO%
30
1
By Sub
4
6
SUB%
20
5
Losses
6
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2014
22
Bouts
26
72
Rounds
64
5 hours, 38 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 44 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

3
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
-

Petr Yan vs Ricky Simon preview

When is Yan vs Simon?

Petr Yan could potentially square off against Ricky Simon, in Early 2025.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Yan vs Simon stats

Petr Yan would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Ricky Simon would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Yan would have an advantage in power over Simon, with a 41% knock out percentage over Simon's 30%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Simon would have an advantage over Yan, with a 20% submission rate over Yan's 6%.

Petr Yan is the same age as Ricky Simon, at 31 years old.

Yan has a height advantage of 1 inch over Simon. Despite this, Simon has a 3-inch reach advantage.

Yan's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Simon's, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 months earlier than Simon, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 72 to Simon's 64.

Yan vs Simon form

Petr Yan has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Yadong Song at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sean O’Malley at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had been defeated by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

He had beaten Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Simon has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Vinicius Oliveira at UFC 303 on 29th June 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mario Bautista at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker on 13th January 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Jack Shore at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.

He was victorious against Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ricky Simon has been fighting more than Petr Yan.

Petr Yan last fought 4 months and 9 days ago, while Ricky Simon's last outing was 19 days ago.

Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Simon's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Yan vs Simon?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Yan vs Simon yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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