Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon Expert UFC Picks - 7/13/2019
Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon
UFC Fight Night 155
Golden 1 Center
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Urijah "The California Kid" Faber (34-10-0) will battle Ricky Simon (15-1-0) at UFC Fight Night 155 in Golden 1 Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The opening odds have Faber priced at +200 while Simon is at -275.
Urijah "The California Kid" Faber steps into the cage with 34 victories and 10 losses. The Sacramento, CA fighter is 40 years old, weighs 135 lbs and stands 5'6" inches tall. He has a 67.0" reach and fights in the bantamweight division. Faber has a total of 16 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Most recently, Faber earned a victory in the 3rd round against Brad Pickett by unanimous decision. In the bantamweight division, he is 4th in strikes with 919 and is 61st out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Urijah Faber sits at 302nd in the UFC and 36th in the bantamweight division connecting on 49.1% of the strikes he attempts. He also has a total of 26 takedowns which ranks him 49th in the UFC and 3rd in the bantamweight division. Faber completes 29.2% of his takedown attempts which ranks him 332nd in the UFC and 45th in the division. He sits at 4th in the division and 50th in the UFC for significant strikes with 684. Of those significant strikes, 501 of them were aimed at the head while 134 of them were directed at the body which ranks him 3rd and 6th respectively in the division. At UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem, he was defeated via unanimous decision in the 3rd round when he squared up with Jimmie Rivera. A few fights ago, Faber was defeated in the 5th round when he squared up with Dominick Cruz at UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 by unanimous decision.
Walking into the Octagon for this matchup, Ricky Simon has a total of 15 wins and 1 defeat. The 26-year-old out of Vancouver, WA is 5'6" inches tall and weighs 135 lbs. The Gracie Barra Portland fighter competes in the bantamweight division and has a 69.0" reach. He has compiled 3 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Ricky Simon won by unanimous decision when he squared up with Rani Yahya in his most recent fight at UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva. When talking about strikes, Simon is 360th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 53rd among fighters in the division with 141.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is connecting on 47.8% of the shots he throws which ranks him 40th in the bantamweight division and 323rd among UFC fighters. In addition, Simon ranks 4th in the bantamweight division and 56th among UFC fighters with a total of 23 takedowns. Sitting at 19th among fighters in the division and 112th among UFC fighters, Simon completes 50.0% of his takedown tries. With 107 significant strikes, he ranks 345th among UFC fighters and 52nd among fighters in the division. Simon ranks 47th among fighters in the division for significant strikes directed at the midsection with 22 and 53rd for significant strikes directed at the head with 70. At UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2, he won via unanimous decision in round 3 when he squared up with Montel Jackson. 2 fights ago, Simon won in round 3 when he squared up with Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee by KO/TKO.
In this matchup with Urijah Faber and Ricky Simon, it's a good idea to know how these two fighters measure up to each other. Urijah Faber has the better strike accuracy, having connected on 49.1% of his strikes meaning Ricky Simon will want to watch out for big punches. In terms of physical measurements, let's start by first looking at Urijah Faber who is 5'6" and the opponent standing opposite the Octagon stands 5'6". In terms of reach, Faber measures 67.0" while Simon measures out at 69.0" meaning Faber should consider closing the distance so Ricky Simon won't be able to take advantage of the reach. Faber is the older of the two fighters at 40 years old while Simon is the younger combatant in this fight at 26 years old. Concerning experience in the UFC, Faber has 16 fights making him the more experienced man in this fight while Simon has fought 3 battles in the UFC. With respect to overall mixed martial arts experience, Faber has 34 wins and 10 losses while Ricky Simon holds an overall mixed martial arts record 15 wins and 1 loss.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it in it all in this video
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Urijah Faber (+200)
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