RECORD: 20-3-0
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Bantamweight
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
REACH: 69"
LEG REACH: 38.00
WEIGHT: 135 lbs.
TEAM: Gracie Barra Portland
NATIONALITY: Pendleton, United States
AGE: 30





Significant Strikes Attempted: 897
Significant Strikes Landed: 396


Takedowns Attempted: 109
Takedowns Landed: 9

Latest Bouts:

Song Yadong
Ricky Simon: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 5 @ 1:10
Sat. Apr 29, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Yadong vs. Simon
Dalcha Lungiambula
Ricky Simon: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 3:28
Sat. Jul 16, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez
Raphael Assuncao
Ricky Simon: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:14
Sat. Dec 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus
Brian Kelleher
Ricky Simon: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 13, 2021
UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns
Gaetano Pirrello
Ricky Simon: Winner
by Submission in Round 2
Wed. Jan 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny
Ray Borg
Awaiting Outcome
Wed. May 13, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira
Rob Font
Ricky Simon: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 07, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik
Urijah Faber
Ricky Simon: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Jul 13, 2019
UFC FN: De Randamie vs. Ladd
Rani Yahya
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Feb 09, 2019
UFC 234

Ricky Simon is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight division. He was born on April 25, 1993 in Canby, Oregon and grew up with a passion for fighting from a young age.

At the age of 16, Simon began training MMA at Team Quest in Portland, Oregon and quickly developed into one of the top prospects in his region. After going undefeated as an amateur fighter he made his professional debut at Rage In The Cage 49 where he won via TKO after just 33 seconds to become their featherweight champion. Over the next two years he built an impressive 8-1 record while competing across multiple promotions such as Gladiator Challenge and West Coast Fighting Championships before making his UFC debut in November 2017 against Merab Dvalishvili.

Simon has been building on this success ever since then with three wins out of four fights under the UFC banner, including two Fight Of The Night performances against Montel Jackson and Rani Yahya respectively. His most recent win came against Brian Kelleher at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Stephens when he scored a first round rear-naked choke submission despite coming off back-to-back losses to Rob Font and Urijah Faber respectively; proving that his resilience is truly admirable!

Offduty however you’ll find Simon spending time outdoors doing activities such as hiking or skiing; enjoying nature away from all of life’s pressures that come with being a professional athlete like himself! Although not much else is known about him outside of competition Ricky regularly uses social media platforms such as Twitter & Instagram to stay connected with fans who are following his journey closely!

Despite having just 13 professional fights under his belt, it’s clear that Simon has already proven to be one of the best up & coming fighters out there today – earning respected victories over quality opponents have solidified this position even more so as time passes by! With some big opportunities possibly laying ahead for him it will definitely be interesting to see what comes next for ‘The Kanagaroo Kid’ moving forward into 2021 & beyond…