Rani Yahya Vs Ricky Simon Odds and Betting Preview
February 06, 2019
Another interesting fight on the UFC 234 line-up taking place in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday 9th February 2019 sees the Brazilian grappler Rani Yahya go up against the American fighter Ricky Simon.
The Rani Yahya Vs Ricky Simon betting odds are just about favouring Simon, who can be backed at UFC betting odds -125 at bet365*, with the submission specialist Rani Yahya currently trading at +110 over at the Betway Sportsbook.
This is a really tough fight to predict. Ricky Simon comes with very solid MMA credentials and was actually a Bantamweight Champion is another organisation. In Rani Yahya, he faces one of the best Jiu Jitsu artists in the UFC, as well as a veteran of 35 professional MMA bouts.
So how will it play out? We know Rani Yahya is a good grappler and is going to try and take the fight to the ground as soon as possible. Ricky Simón is incredibly dangerous on his feet and as Yahya has never won via knockout, Simón will be putting much of his focus into defending the takedown.
Rani Yahya Vs Ricky Simon Prediction
This fight looks like it could go the full distance and in that case it could depend on who puts in the clear work throughout the 15-minute fight.
All things considered our UFC betting prediction for this one will be for Ricky Simon to get the victory by Decision which at odds of +170 with Paddy Power looks a reasonable bet. He should have the defence and overall work-rate to get the job done here.