Ricky Simon vs Mario Bautista Prediction UFC Picks 1/13

Ricky Simon vs Mario Bautista Prediction UFC Picks 1/13

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UFC Fight Night: Simon vs. Bautista Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an electrifying bantamweight clash between Ricky "No Mercy" Simon of American Top Team Portland and Mario Bautista from MMA LAB. These two fighters are set to bring their A-game to the octagon in a battle that promises non-stop action.

 

Ricky Simon

Fighting out of American Top Team Portland, Ricky Simon, with a height of 5'6" and weighing 136 lbs, is ready to showcase his skills in the bantamweight division. With a record of 20 wins and 4 losses, Simon has proven himself as a formidable force.

Recent Fight History:

  • Apr 29, 2023: Simon faced a KO/TKO loss against Song Yadong in the fifth round at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Simon.
  • Jul 16, 2022: A submission victory over Jack Shore in the second round at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez.
  • Dec 18, 2021: Simon secured a KO/TKO victory over Raphael Assuncao in the second round at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

With an orthodox stance and a reach of 69 inches, Simon is known for his well-rounded skills. He has secured victories through striking and submissions, making him a versatile fighter in the bantamweight division.

 

Mario Bautista

Representing MMA LAB, Mario Bautista stands at 5'9" and weighs 135 lbs. With a record of 13 wins and 2 losses, Bautista is ready to make his mark in the bantamweight division.

Recent Fight History:

  • Aug 19, 2023: Bautista earned a unanimous decision victory over Da'Mon Blackshear at UFC 292: Sterling vs. O'Malley.
  • Mar 11, 2023: A submission win over Guido Cannetti in the first round at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili.
  • Nov 5, 2022: Another first-round submission victory, this time over Benito Lopez at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Bautista, with a switch stance and a reach of 69 inches, is known for his well-rounded skills, with impressive records in both striking and submissions. His ability to adapt to different situations makes him a challenging opponent in the bantamweight division.

 

Prediction:

Expect Ricky Simon to emerge victorious in this bantamweight battle. Despite a recent setback, Simon's experience, well-rounded skills, and proven ability to finish fights give him the edge.

Look for Simon to utilize his striking and grappling techniques to control the pace of the fight. The prediction favors Ricky Simon as he aims to climb the ranks in the competitive bantamweight division at UFC Fight Night: Simon vs. Bautista.

 

Pick: Ricky Simon ML -185

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