Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista 1/13/24 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 234 Best Forecast, Analysis, and Tips

Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista 1/13/24 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 234 Best Forecast, Analysis, and Tips

Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista 1/13/24 – Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista will battle in an exciting bantamweight contest on Saturday at an arena known for hosting thrilling bouts – making fans countdown until it begins! Both fighters boast impressive records with unique skillsets that set this fight apart; it represents more than simply an attempt at dominance within bantamweight division; thus we will analyze both fighters to provide our UFC winning predictions based on in-depth analysis!


Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista 1/13/24 Game Info


When: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Ricky Simon Analysis


Ricky Simon enters the octagon as a formidable bantamweight contender. His record of 20-4-0 speaks volumes for his endurance and strategic mastery in combat sports. Simon stands 5′ 6″, boasting an orthodox stance with a reach of 69″. His average fight time stands as proof of this ability to engage in long battles that test both conditioning and tactical acumen.


Simon excels in striking, landing 3.01 significant strikes per minute at 44% accuracy – evidence of his precision and timing during strikes exchanges. Defensively, his robust guard allowed only 62% of significant strikes to land successfully against him. Grappling, however, is where Simon truly shines averaging 5.84 takedowns every 15 minutes with 50% takedown accuracy while maintaining an outstanding 75% takedown defense rate; making him a formidable foe against which wrestlers struggle against. Despite recent loss to Yadong however, Simon’s overall performance within UFC indicates someone who is adaptable, resilient, and constantly developing.


Mario Bautista Analysis 


Mario Bautista has established himself as an emerging star in the bantamweight division with an impressive 13-2-0 record. At 5′ 9″, and with an equal reach of 69″, Bautista enjoys an advantage in terms of range. Furthermore, his switch stance and unpredictable style help to allow him to adapt and be unpredictable during striking exchanges – often leading to quicker finishes for his fights than average fight times (7:58).


On the striking front, Bautista stands out with an impressive output – landing an average of 5.32 significant strikes per minute with 51% accuracy rate. His high output and accuracy rate demonstrate his capacity as an effective striker who can maintain pressure and accuracy against his opponents. At 53%, Bautista’s striking defense leaves room for skilled strikers like Simon to find openings. Additionally, in grappling he averages 2.72 takedowns every 15 minutes which shows his competent but not outstanding ground game. Bautista’s 56% takedown defense indicates vulnerabilities which a veteran grappler like Simon could take advantage of. With recent wins against Blackshear and Blackshear himself, Bautista is showing an increasingly dangerous striking game and skill set.


Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista Stats


Simon Bautista
Wins/Losses/Draws 20-4-0 13-2-0
Average Fight Time 12:38 7:58
Height 5′ 6″ 5′ 9″
Weight 135 lbs. 135 lbs.
Reach 69″ 69″
Stance Orthodox Switch
Strikes Landed per Min. 3.01 5.32
Striking Accuracy 44% 51%
Strikes Absorbed per Min. 3.23 4.20
Defense 62% 53%
Takedowns Average/15 min. 5.84 2.72
Takedown Accuracy 50% 50%
Takedown Defense 75% 56%
Submission Average/15 min. 0.4 1.3


Ricky Simon vs. Mario Bautista Betting Picks


Making an accurate prediction requires an examination of each fighter’s stats and current form. Ricky Simon seems to possess an edge in grappling thanks to his higher takedown average and better defensive skills; Mario Bautista could use his superior striking rate and accuracy in stand-up exchanges; with betting odds favoring Simon at -185 against Bautista’s +160 odds; however we pick Ricky Simon due to his experience combined with grappling prowess and defensive abilities that may give him the edge against Bautista’s striking advantage;


Free Pick: Ricky Simon -185


As we analyze this exciting bantamweight battle between Ricky Simon and Mario Bautista, it becomes apparent that this fight could go either way. Each fighter brings unique skills and strategies to this matchup, making this matchup must-watch material for MMA enthusiasts. For bettors looking for top handicapper selections during UFC Fight Night 234 betting action – regardless of its outcome – UFC Fight Night 234 promises to be an unforgettable event for betting and worldwide MMA competition alike.


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