Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 155 Picks
July 11, 2019
Urijah “The California Kid” Faber (34-10-0) is widely regarded as one of the best bantamweights of all time. In 2016, Urijah Faber defeated Brad Pickett and immediately announced that he would be retiring.
It seemed like the right time for Faber to hang up his UFC gloves on a high note, having lost three of his last four outings at the top level before that. Faber has several business interests, including a well known MMA gym in Sacramento and really doesn’t need to return to the Octagon.
However on Saturday night (July 13), the 40-year old Faber returns against major up-and-coming contender, Ricky Simon (15-1-0). On paper, Faber must be considered as a respected fighter here given his history in the sport, but he’s been inactive for over three years now and one has to question how much ability and hunger he still retains.
Recommended Odds: 11th July 2019
Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon Betting Lines & Predictions
UFC betting odds and picks for this UFC Fight Night 155 co-main event look to revolve around the up and coming Ricky Simon, who was a Bantamweight Champion in the Legacy promotion and is making his way quickly toward title contention here.
At the time of writing, Ricky Simon trading as the hot favourite on the betting lines -333 (1.31) with Sport Interaction with Urijah Faber as the +275 (3.75) underdog at bet365 Sportsbook.
Ricky Simon impressed with his victory in Dana White’s Contender Series and is now unbeaten in three fights inside the UFC Octagon. His only loss in 16 Pro fights was a rear naked choke loss in 2016, but he is unbeaten since then and is a far more experienced and well rounded fighter now.
Beating Urijah Faber is no mean feat and will add a big name to Ricky Simon’s win record. A stoppage victory here seems unlikely, but Simon has powerful take-downs and a strong submission game. But a decision victory seems more likely.
Ricky Simon has won five of his last eight fights on the scorecards and considering he’s facing one of the most mobile and unpredictable fighters of all time in Faber, grinding out a comfortable three round decision is probably the most likely outcome so check the UFC betting lines in the ‘Method Of Victory’ market when they become available nearer Fight Night.
UFC Betting Pick: Ricky Simon to win at -333 (1.31) with 888sport