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Ricky Simon: Sean O’Malley is ‘the least dangerous and easiest fight in my division’

Ricky Simon knows he probably won’t get his shot to face Sean O’Malley any time soon, but he understands what a big opportunity it would be for him. Simon called for a fight with O’Malley once again following his impressive second-round submission win over the previously undefeated Jack Shore at UFC Long Island. That callout ended up being in vain, as O’Malley ultimately landed a date with former UFC champion Petr Yan at UFC 280. But prior to the booking, Simon was honest about his view on O’Malley’s place in the bantamweight division.
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UFC Long Island video: Ricky Simon calls out Sean O’Malley after club-and-sub stoppage of Jack Shore

Ricky Simon halted the impressive winning streak of Jack Shore — and made an emphatic statement to the top of the bantamweight division in the process. In a highly anticipated 135-pound preliminary bout at Saturday’s UFC Long Island event, Simon used an aggressive approach with both his striking and wrestling before eventually stunning Shore with a big right hand and pouncing to pick up a huge second-round arm-triangle submission victory.

By The Numbers: Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore

Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweights primed for a breakthrough will square off when Ricky Simon meets Jack Shore in a featured UFC on ABC 3 prelim this Saturday at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. Both men are currently ranked in the Top 15 at 135 pounds, with ambitions to climb higher.

Jack Shore: Unbeaten Welshman to face Ricky Simon in UFC bout in Long Island

Unbeaten Welsh bantamweight Jack Shore will return to the octagon on July 16 when he faces off against Ricky Simon. Simon is ahead of the Abertillery fighter in the UFC's bantamweight rankings and will pose his biggest challenge to date. Shore beat Russian Timur Valiev by unanimous decision at UFC...