UFC Fight Night 199: Assuncao vs Simon 12/18/2021 Spread, Fight Analysis and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 199 Assuncao vs Simon 12-18-2021 Spread Fight Analysis and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 199: Assuncao vs Simon 12/18/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make their last mark of the year and it is a very good one with UFC Fight Night 199. This event takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday, December 18. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscriptions are great options for MMA fans to witness the bouts. Derrick Lewis will be headlining this event and this hard-hitting heavyweight looks to get a title shot by competing against Chris Daukaus. Ricky Simon and Raphael Assuncao are also in the main card competing at bantamweight. According to UFC fight odds, Ricky Simon is going to be the safe pick to make as compared to Raphael Assuncao.

UFC Fight Night 199: Assuncao vs Simon 12/18/2021

When: Saturday, December 18, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 199: Assuncao vs Simon 12/18/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Raphael Assuncao +230 Ricky Simon -270

Main Card

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao is a 39-year-old fight veteran and this competitor’s hometown is located in Recife, Pernambuco in Brazil. He has been representing the Ascension MMA stable in his professional fights. Assuncao stands at five-foot-five and has been competing at the bantamweight division for his entire career. He owns an impressive 27-8 professional record and those victories are divided into 13 decisions, 10 submissions, and four knockouts. It has been a tough stretch for Assuncao as he is now on a three-fight losing streak. The fighters that conquered him were Marlon Moraes, Cory Sandhagen and the most recent was Cody Garbrandt in UFC 250.

Ricky Simon

Ricky Simon is coming to this fight at the tail-end of his 20s at 29 years old and he hails from Vancouver, Washington in the United States. He has been training hard at the Gracie Barra stable in Portland, Oregon. Simon stands at five-foot-seven and has been more comfortable at the featherweight division. He comes to this bout with an 18-3 professional record and 10 of those wins came from decisions while also owning five knockout victories. After losing back-to-back matches, Simon is on a roll winning his next three bouts. These were against Brian Kelleher, Gaetano Pirrello and the latest was a unanimous decision victory over Brian Kelleher in UFC 258.

Assuncao vs Simon Betting Numbers

Record 27-8-0 18-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil United States
Height 5’5″ 5’6″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 66 69
Win by KO/TKO 15% 28%
Win by Submission 37% 17%
Decisions 48% 56%
Strikes landed per minute 3.26 3.08
Striking accuracy 40% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.33 3.13
Striking defense 68% 64%
Takedown average 1.48 6.93
Takedown accuracy 38% 54%
Takedown defense 80% 72%
Submission average 0.30 0.40

Assuncao vs Simon Betting Picks

This is the time of Ricky Simon as he found a second wind in his MMA career. He is expected by the top online sportsbook to take home this win over Raphael Assuncao and this should reach the judges’ scorecards.