Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Yan vs Simon?
Petr Yan could potentially square off against Ricky Simon, in Summer 2023.
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 16 wins, 5 loses 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, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Yan would have an advantage in power over Simon, with a 44% 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 younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Yan has a height advantage of 1 inch over Simon. Despite this, Simon has 3-inch reach advantage.
Yan's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Simon's, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 months earlier than Simon, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 11 more professional rounds, 69 to Simon's 58.
Yan vs Simon form
Petr Yan has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.
Before that, he had defeated Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
He had been beaten by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Simon has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he 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 beat 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Before 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Petr Yan has been fighting more than Ricky Simon.
Petr Yan last fought 6 months and 11 days ago, while Ricky Simon's last outing was 4 months and 24 days ago.
Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Simon's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 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?
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