One to Watch at UFC Sacramento: Ricky Simón

#15 Ricky Simón | 15-1 | 5’6 205 lbs. | Age 26 | Reach 69” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of Vancouver, Washington

15th Ranked Bantamweight Ricky Simón aims to snipe a true MMA legend Saturday, July 13th at UFC Sacramento.  The wrestler from The Pacific Northwest can become a household name with a win over Uriah Faber (34-10), a pioneer in the California MMA scene and former WEC Featherweight Champ. 

Simón can extend his win streak to nine with a victory over Faber Saturday night.  His strong wrestling base makes him hard to control.  He’s adept at using his grappling to escape pressure situations on the feet.  Ricky is an explosive athlete, his striking speed and technique are catching up to his wrestling quickly.  With only three KO’s in 16 fights, Simón knows he’s not a knockout artist and instead uses striking to set up his ground game.

Now in the UFC, Ricky has impressed fans with 3 consecutive wins, the last a dominant decision over submission specialist Rani Yahya.  He sports a power mullet, business in the front, absolute rager going on in the back.  Saturday, he graces the same card as his cousin Vince Morales, both fighting Team Alpha Male products.  They look to go 2-0 against California fighters Saturday, July 13th at UFC Sacramento.

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