Ricky Simon is an American mixed martial artist. He was the former Legacy Fighting Alliance Bantamweight Champion and currently competes in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Quick Info 
Full NameRicky Simon
Date Of BirthAugust 31, 1992
Birth PlaceVancouver, Washington, USA
Parent(s)N/A
OccupationMMA Fighter
Age29
Body Measurement
Height5 ft 6 inches (168cm)
Weight136 lbs (62 kg)
NationalityAmerican
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Zodiac SignVirgo
EthnicityHispanic
Martial StatusMarried
Wife(s)/Partner(s)Jade Simon
ChildrenN/A
Net Worth$0.5 - 1 million

Early Life

Ricky Simon was born on August 31, 1992, in Vancouver, Washington, United States. He comes from a loving family and had a healthy upbringing with his brothers Carlos, Brandon and, Avi. He also grew up with his first cousin Vince Morales, who is also a UFC athlete. Ricky Simon started practicing wrestling when he was only nine years old. He graduated from Union High School in 2021 and initially wanted to become a wrestler at the college level. But that plan did not work out for him, so he became a mixed martial artist. He also holds a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu.

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Career

Before turning professional in 2014, Ricky Simon held an amateur record of 3-0.  He made a name for himself after creating a record 12-1 win in his professional career when he fought for competitions like King of the Cage, Titan Fighting Championship and before joining the UFC, he was the Legacy Fighting Alliance Bantamweight Champion. Simon made his UFC debut on April 21, 2018, where he faced MerabDvalishvili in an event at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He won the match by submission earning him the “Fight of the Night” award. He has won the award on two occasions.

Ricky Simon vs Rob Font
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At age 29, Ricky Simon still has a good number of years left in him. He has yet to show his true caliber that can leave all MMA fans awestruck. Despite being only 5ft 6 inches tall, Simon is a hard hitter and uses his agility shock and defeat his opponents. He is someone who will dash you and corner you before you realize you’ve lost.

Achievements

Ricky Simon had been crowned the Legacy Fighting Alliance Bantamweight Champion before making his professional debut with the UFC in 2014. He was also successful in defending his title against Vinicious Zani. During the past 6 years as an MMA fighter, Simon has won the fight of the night award two times, securing $50,000 prize money in each match, apart from his fixed sum for showing up and winning. He is loved by many fans who want to see more of him in winning forms.

Ricky Simon WINS
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Family

The former LFA champion is a married man. Simon tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Jade Simon in his hometown of Vancouver, Washington in a wonderful wedding ceremony. The couple had posted pictures of their relationship from years ago and it is safe to say that they started dating sometime in early 2010. We can see the couple flaunting their pictures on Simon’s Instagram account. There is not much information available about his parents except their names.

 

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Social Media

He has an active social media crowd with more than 29 thousand followers on Instagram and an additional 10 thousand fans who closely keep track of him on Twitter. Simon also uses Facebook where he has two thousand active followers. Of all his social media accounts, he prefers to use Instagram, where he posts pictures of his fights, workout, and vacations.

Ricky Simon with his wife
Image Source: Instagram (rickysimonufc)

 

Net Worth

Ricky Simon earns somewhere around $10-50 thousand in every match he fights. Earlier in his career before the MMA, he used to earn $4000 per match, but after making a name for himself and establishing his career, Simon has been consistently performing well that adds up to his wealth. Only showing up for the fight confirms him a $10,000, while winning doubles that amount and if he puts up a good fight, an additional $50,000 for Fight of the Night award. We estimate that his worth could be somewhere between $0.5 to 1 million dollars, but that is going to rise up soon as he is also endorsed by many commercial brands that increase his revenue.

 

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