MMA Preview – Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night 155

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 155? Saturday 13th July, 2019 - 22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 155? Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California

What channel is UFC Fight Night 155 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 155? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 155? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The California Kid and pioneer of the lighter weight classes Urijah Faber steps out of retirement to prove he is still a powerhouse and capable of beating the new crop, represented here by Ricky Simon who is an absolute beast in his own right.

Faber last fought two years and seven months ago where he went out on a dominant decision win over Brad Pickett to snap a two-fight losing streak. However, Faber has always been a competitor and when he hasn’t been competing in grappling competitions he has been coaching, remaining in great shape, and he fancies himself for another run in the bantamweight division.

However, this is not a great match-up for him. Simon is not a huge name yet but he is a huge talent on an eight-fight winning streak and is getting better and better. He submitted top grappler Merab Dvalishvili on his UFC debut, earned a unanimous decision over Montel Jackson and put on a clinic against Jiu-Jitsu wizard Rani Yahya.

THE PREDICTION

Faber has been out for a while but he will be prepared for three fast-paced rounds and he will back himself on the feet but will take any opportunity to get Simon to the floor and look for a submission.

However, if Faber overlooks Simon for a second he will be in trouble. He is a great Wrestler and has the grappling skills to avoid the submission but he may do all the damage on the feet where he is electric. He has speed, power and diversity in his strikes that could at least earn a decision.

Winner: Simon via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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