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Simon vs Borg 05/13/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Predictions and Odds

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Simon vs Borg 05-13-2020 UFC Picks Betting Predictions and Odds

Simon vs Borg 05/13/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship made the bold move to be the first sports organization in the USA to make a comeback after the lockdown. After holding UFC 249, they are back in just a few days with UFC Fight Night 171 and they will hold it in Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This fight will be available through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Anthony Smith will be going up against veteran Glover Teixeira in a light heavyweight bout. In the same card are bantamweights battling each other with Ricky Simon and Ray Borg. UFC Vegas Odds favors Simon prevailing over Borg in this fight.

Simon vs Borg 05/13/2020

When: Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Simon vs Borg 05/13/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ricky Simon -154 Ray Borg +126

Main Card

Ricky Simon

Ricky Simon is a young 27-year-old fighter that comes from Vancouver, Washington and stables at the Gracie Barra Portland. He stands at five-foot-six and weighs in at 135 lbs. Simon currently owns a 15-3 professional MMA record. Simon came into the UFC with a 12-1 record in April 2018 in UFC Fight Night 128. He battled Merab Dvalishvili and made him submit in the last second of the third round via Guillotine Choke. He went on to win his next two bouts and had a three-fight winning streak defeating Rani Yahya and Montel Jackson. Coming into this fight against Borg, he lost his last two fights. The first loss was to Urijah Faber via TKO in the first round in July 2019. His last fight was in December 2019 where he lost to Rob Font via unanimous decision.

Ray Borg

Ray Borg is only 26 years but he is already a UFC veteran as he came to the organization early. “The Tazmexican Devil” came from Albuquerque, New Mexico and represents FIT NHB stable. The bantamweight fighter currently has a 13-4 professional MMA record and six of his wins came from submissions and six came from decisions. Borg came to the UFC in June 2015 and he made an impressive debut putting a rear-naked choke on Shane Howell. He had a three-fight winning streak before losing to Justin Scoggins. He spits his next four matches after that and he lost to Demetrous Johnson and Casey Kenney. Heading to his next match, Borg won his last two fights against Gabriel Silva and the last one was in February 2020 against Rogerio Bontoron. Both of his last wins were from unanimous decisions.

Simon vs Borg Betting Numbers

Record 15-3-0 13-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 6″ 5′ 4″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (inches) 69 63
Win by KO/TKO 33% 8%
Win by Submission 13% 46%
Decisions 53% 46%
Strikes landed per minute 2.96 1.36
Striking accuracy 40% 52%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.79 1.68
Striking defense 65% 46%
Takedown average 6.53 4.26
Takedown accuracy 49% 51%
Takedown defense 71% 50%
Submission average 0.2 1.1

Simon vs Borg Betting Picks

Simon is coming in this match with an edge according to Best Online Sportsbook over Borg. This should be a fight that will be on the mat and it will be a chess match from there. Simon should try to go for the submission but it will eventually go to the judges’ scorecards.