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What the Heck, Episode 47: Stephen Thompson, Casey O’Neill, Ricky Simon, Julia Avila and Chris Gutierrez

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with No. 5 ranked UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson (4:41) as he states his case for the next title shot against Kamaru Usman, gives his thoughts on Usman’s recent title defense and callout of Jorge Masvidal, comparisons between Usman and Georges St-Pierre, and what he would like if a title fight doesn’t come to fruition.
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Photo | Brian Kelleher shows off brutal cut sustained in Ricky Simon fight at UFC 258

UFC veteran Brian Kelleher showed off the brutal cut he sustained on his forehead in his unanimous decision loss to Ricky Simon at UFC 258. Kelleher moved up to 145lbs for the short-notice fight with Simon for this past weekend’s UFC 258 card. He lost a decision at the end of 15 minutes on the judges’ scorecards, with Simon controlling the majority of the bout with his wrestling. At one point during the match, Kelleher received a nasty cut to the middle of his forehead. It wasn’t bad enough to stop the fight, but it looks like Kelleher needed to get some stitches to fix the cut. Check out the cut photo that Kelleher shared with his followers on his social media.
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UFC 258 live blog: Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher

This is the UFC 258 live blog for Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher, a featherweight main card bout on Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The matchup was promoted on short notice to the main card after a lightweight bout between Jim Miller and Bobby Green was cancelled due when Green was not medically cleared for the bout. It also brings to fruition a matchup that’s been in the works on two previous occasions, most recently at UFC Fight Island 8, from which Kelleher was forced to withdraw when he tested positive for COVID-19. Simon went on to fight Gaetano Pirrello and pick up a second-round submission win to give him back-to-back wins; previously, he outpointed Ray Borg via split decision.
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UFC 258: Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher play-by-play and results

The Body Lock is here to bring you live UFC 258 results and highlights for Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher and all other fights happening tonight at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch UFC 258 replay!. Watch Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns on ESPN+!. Read on for Ricky...
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MMA Preview – Ricky Simon vs Brian Kelleher at UFC 258

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!. When is UFC 258? Sunday 14th February, 2021 - 01:00 start (UK) Where is UFC 258? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US) Where can I...
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UFC 258's Brian Kelleher healthy fighting Ricky Simon at 145, sees 'no room' for weight cutting

LAS VEGAS – Brian Kelleher spoke to the media ahead of UFC 258 at Wednesday’s media day. Kelleher (22-11 MMA, 6-4 UFC) answered questions from MMA Junkie and other reporters ahead of his featherweight bout with Ricky Simon (17-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC), why he enjoys fighting at 145 pounds as opposed to dropping to bantamweight, his desire to make a run in 2021, and much more.
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Ricky Simon Is Exactly Where He Wants To Be

For nearly five months, the bout between Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher has turned into the buddy cop movie we never knew we needed, as the two have had some good-natured sparring over social media as they await what they hope will actually be a fight this Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher target UFC 258 after cancelled showdowns

Standout Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher are trying to rebook their cancelled fight on the upcoming UFC 258 card. Simon called out Kelleher after submitting Gaetano Pirrello on Wednesday at UFC Fight Island 8. The pair have been booked on two previous occasions. The first time, at UFC Vegas 9, was called off after Simon’s corner tested positive for COVID-19. The second, at UFC Fight Island 7, was scratched when Kelleher tested positive for the virus.
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MMA Preview – Ricky Simon vs Gaetano Pirrello at UFC Fight Island 8

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!. When is UFC Fight Island 8? Wednesday 20th January, 2021 - 15:00 start (UK) Where is UFC Fight Island 8? Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
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Ricky Simon Gets Submission Finish | UFC Fight Island 8 Prelims Video Highlights

Ricky Simon is back on a winning streak after snatching a second-round submission win at UFC Fight Island 8, and more highlights. Simon finds himself on a winning streak with consecutive wins over Gaetano Pirrello and Ray Borg, Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones takes a distant lead for Fight of the Night. Take a look below at all your UFC Fight Island 8 prelims video highlights.
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UFC Fight Island 8: Ricky Simon is fighter to watch

Ricky Simon has an opportunity to turn heads if he can pull off a strong victory at UFC Fight Island 8. Mixed martial arts action is set to pick up in 2021 as the UFC travels back to Fight Island for a series of upcoming events. These cards feature top tier competitors across multiple weight classes. But some still fall under the radar as fights that deserve crack analysis, predictions and talking points. Ricky Simon, set to fight at UFC Fight Island 8, is one of those individuals and is the focal point of this edition of Fighter to Watch.
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Ricky Simon now faces newcomer Gaetano Pirello at UFC Fight Island 8

Ricky Simon will fight in January after all. Simon, who was scheduled to face Brian Kelleher on Jan. 16, will now take on promotional newcomer Gaetano Pirello at UFC Fight Island 8 on Jan. 20, multiple people with knowledge of the change told MMA Fighting. Kelleher was pulled from the...
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UFC's Brian Kelleher announces Ricky Simon fight off after positive COVID-19 test

The matchup between Brian Kelleher and Ricky Simon has hit another snag. Kelleher (22-11 MMA, 6-4 UFC) announced Friday that his bantamweight bout with Simon (16-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), which was scheduled for a UFC Fight Night event in Jan. 16 in Abu Dhabi, has been postponed after his pre-departure COVID-19 test came back positive.