Summer 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
16-4-0
20-3-0

The tape

29
Age
30
5' 7" / 169 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

SD 3SD 5UD 5Others 4KO 5
Form
SUB 2KO 2UD 3SD 3UD 3
16
Wins
20
7
By KO
6
44
KO%
30
1
By Sub
4
6
SUB%
20
4
Losses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2014
20
Bouts
23
64
Rounds
53
4 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

2
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
9

Petr Yan vs Ricky Simon preview

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, 4 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, 3 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 29 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, 64 to Simon's 53.

Yan vs Simon form

Yan has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to 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.

Previous to that, he had been beaten 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Before that, he had lost to 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.

He had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Simon has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before 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.

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..

Activity check

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

Petr Yan last fought 3 months and 9 days ago, while Ricky Simon's last outing was 6 months and 15 days ago.

Yan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 20 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, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 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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