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News Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon set for upcoming UFC event, Dec. 18th

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by giovanni_ss, Sep 18, 2021.

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Who wins?

  1. Raphael Assuncao

    48.4%
  2. Ricky Simon

    51.6%
  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    "Raphael Assunção hasn't fought since June 2020, when he was knocked out by Cody Garbrandt, but he already has a date set for his return to the UFC. The Brazilian bantamweight (under 61kg) will face Ricky Simón on a card on December 18, still without a defined venue. The information was published by the Dutch website “ MMA DNA ”"

    "Raphael Assunção had two fights scheduled after his last engagement, but an accident and covid-19 took him out of the duel with Raoni Barcelos, in February. Then, in July, he would face Kyler Phillips, but an injury to his left bicep made him withdraw from the fight. The fighter from Pernambuco had to undergo surgery after that."

    "Ricky Simón, with a record of 18 wins and three losses, is going through an opposite moment to the Brazilian. The American fighter won his last three fights, against Ray Borg, Gaetano Pirrelo and Brian Kelleher, the latter at featherweight"

    Full story here: https://ge.globo.com/combate/notici...suncao-enfrenta-ricky-simon-em-dezembro.ghtml
     
  2. Carrotman23 Of Rivia

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    Got Raphael on this one . Have always found Simon pretty boring too .
     
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  3. Goatenstein Black Belt

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    Simon by decision. I believe Assuncao is well out of his prime now otherwise I'd pick him.
     
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  4. Ace70 V2 Red Belt

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    Simon takes it and ascends a tiny bit up the ladder I guess.
     
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  5. TARTARA KURZHAAR

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    Ricky Simón via Decision
     
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    Raphael via choke
     
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  7. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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  8. Maaj19 Brown Belt

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    Prime Assuncao would annihilate Ricky but right now he's just too past it. Good argument to make that Assuncao is the best fighter to never fight for a belt
     
  9. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Assuncao is a tough vet but i don't know if he can keep up with Simon's pace. Should be interesting.
     
  10. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    I don't know how a fighter can be boring when they've won FOTN more than once.
     
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  12. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    It's Joseph Benavidez
     
  13. Maaj19 Brown Belt

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    Joe B fought for the belt, he's the best to never win the belt.

    I suppose they are pretty similar tho
     
  14. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Big step up for Simon, I really hope he’s ready this time I enjoy watching his high pressure style.
     
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  15. Mmmmmmma1234 Silver Belt

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    Hell I'd only have him 3rd in the bw division alone behind Lineker and Rivera.
    And that's not looking at guys who are in the mix right now like Sandhagen and font.

    I was going to pick Assuncao but saw he's almost 40 so I don't think he'll be able to keep up Simon get the w.
     
  16. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    stylistically this one would favor Assuncao a lot, but he's very old now and simon can really push a pace.
     

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