Frankie Edgar Called Out By Two Top Bantamweights For Division Debut

Frankie Edgar will be making the cut down to 135 pounds. According to Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the Edgar camp is targeting a November 2 debut from Madison Square Garden. With the news of Edgar dropping down to bantamweight, two of the division’s top rising stars have thrown their names in the hat to welcome […]

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Frankie Edgar will be making the cut down to 135 pounds. According to Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the Edgar camp is targeting a November 2 debut from Madison Square Garden.

With the news of Edgar dropping down to bantamweight, two of the division’s top rising stars have thrown their names in the hat to welcome in “The Answer.” Those being Petr Yan and Ricky Simon. The pair each Tweeted out their respective challenges earlier this week.

Edgar is a former champion at 155 pounds and challenged for 145-pound gold multiple times. Unfortunately, he was never able to capture that second title, and after his most recent title bout loss to Max Holloway at UFC 240 last month, Edgar decided it was time for a change.

That change, of course, being dropping down to a division that many believe to be a natural fit for Edgar, who was a short featherweight. There are plenty of interesting potential fights for Edgar at 135 pounds; including against the likes of Henry Cejudo, Dominick Cruz, TJ Dillashaw, and more.

It will be interesting to see how Edgar fares at his new home of bantamweight.

What do you think about Simon and Yan challenging Edgar for his bantamweight debut?

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Urijah Faber: Dominick Cruz Is Tougher Fight Than Henry Cejudo

Over the weekend, MMA great Urijah Faber came out of retirement in quite the impressive fashion. The 40-year-old ‘California Kid’ starched formerly rising star Ricky Simon (watch it) in just 46 seconds in the co-main event of last Saturday&…

Over the weekend, MMA great Urijah Faber came out of retirement in quite the impressive fashion. The 40-year-old ‘California Kid’ starched formerly rising star Ricky Simon (watch it) in just 46 seconds in the co-main event of last Saturday’s (July 13, 2019) UFC Sacramento from the Golden1 Center. After the huge return win, Faber called […]

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UFC Sacramento Highlights: Urijah Faber Stuns Ricky Simon With First-Round Knockout

Urijah Faber is back, and with a bang! “The California Kid” returned earlier tonight (Sat. July 13, 2019) after several years away from the Octagon in which he initially retired. The UFC Hall Of Famer returned to the bantamweight division and made quick work of top prospect Ricky Simon. Faber was able to withstand an […]

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Urijah Faber is back, and with a bang! “The California Kid” returned earlier tonight (Sat. July 13, 2019) after several years away from the Octagon in which he initially retired.

The UFC Hall Of Famer returned to the bantamweight division and made quick work of top prospect Ricky Simon. Faber was able to withstand an early blitz and heavy pressure from Simon right out the gate, and caught the young bantamweight with a big overhand that dropped him down.

Faber swarmed on Simon for some nasty ground-and-pound, before the referee had no choice but to step in and call it off. Check out the finish here:

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UFC Sacramento Results: Urijah Faber Runs Through Ricky Simon

Our co-main event of UFC Sacramento is next, as Urijah Faber comes out of retirement to take on Ricky Simon. Round 1: Simon opening up with pressure early, but eats a big overhand from Faber that drops him down. Faber swarms on Simon for the ground-and-pound, and the referee steps in. That’s all she wrote. […]

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Our co-main event of UFC Sacramento is next, as Urijah Faber comes out of retirement to take on Ricky Simon.

Round 1:

Simon opening up with pressure early, but eats a big overhand from Faber that drops him down. Faber swarms on Simon for the ground-and-pound, and the referee steps in. That’s all she wrote. Simon is protesting for an early stoppage.

Official Result: Urijah Faber def. Ricky Simon via R1 KO (punches, 0:46)

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UFC Sacramento Results: de Randamie vs. Ladd

LowKickMMA will be providing you with live UFC Sacramento results tonight (Sat. July 13, 2019) from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. In the main event of the night, former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on Aspen Ladd at 135 pounds. The winner could very well be next in line […]

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LowKickMMA will be providing you with live UFC Sacramento results tonight (Sat. July 13, 2019) from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

In the main event of the night, former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on Aspen Ladd at 135 pounds. The winner could very well be next in line to challenge Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantamweight title.

Also, after several years, “The California Kid” Urijah Faber comes out of retirement to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action. He takes on up-and-comer Ricky Simon in what should prove to be an excellent bantamweight matchup.

Make sure to keep it locked with LowKickMMA for the latest UFC Sacramento results tonight below. Also, follow along with us on Twitter @LowKick_MMA as well:

Main Card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Women’s bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd
  • Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon
  • Featherweight: Mirsad Bektic vs. Josh Emmett
  • Middleweight: Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman
  • Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Marvin Vettori

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Light heavyweight: John Allan vs. Mike Rodriguez
  • Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes
  • Women’s bantamweight: Nicco Montano vs. Julianna Pena
  • Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall
  • Bantamweight: Jonathan Martinez vs. Liu Pingyuan
  • Women’s strawweight: Livinha Souza vs. Brianna Van Buren
  • Bantamweight: Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales

**LowKickMMA’s coverage of UFC Sacramento begins at 5:00 p.m. ET/Keep refreshing for live results**

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UFC Sacramento Staff Predictions: De Randamie vs. Ladd

UFC Sacramento goes down tomorrow night (Sat. July 13, 2019) from the Golden 1 Center in California. In the main event of the night, bantamweights Aspen Ladd and Germaine De Randamie will go head-to-head. The up-and-coming Ladd will get to test herself against a former UFC champion in de Randamie, who is one of the […]

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UFC Sacramento goes down tomorrow night (Sat. July 13, 2019) from the Golden 1 Center in California.

In the main event of the night, bantamweights Aspen Ladd and Germaine De Randamie will go head-to-head. The up-and-coming Ladd will get to test herself against a former UFC champion in de Randamie, who is one of the best female strikers under the promotion’s banner today.

Also, former multi-time UFC bantamweight title challenger Urijah Faber makes his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition after coming out of retirement. He takes on the young and impressive Ricky Simon. The Las Vegas-based promotion has compiled a great card for its return to Sacramento.

Check out LowKickMMA’s UFC Sacramento staff predictions here below.

UFC Sacramento Staff Predictions:

Abhinav Kini:

De Randamie vs. Ladd:

Aspen Ladd has been very impressive since making her UFC debut with three straight wins. A win over Germaine de Randamie would be a huge statement and the biggest win of her career. However, I feel de Randamie is just a level higher right now and should get the win to potentially set up a rematch with Amanda Nunes. (Prediction: De Randamie)

Faber vs. Simon:

I’m actually fine with Urijah Faber coming out of retirement. Even though he lost two of his last three, I didn’t think he was necessarily past it. That said, Ricky Simon has looked really good of late and Faber’s last fight was nearly three years ago. I think Simon will get the biggest win of his career. (Prediction: Simon)

Andrew Ravens:

De Randamie vs. Ladd:

An interesting fight that really could go either way. Ladd has so much potential in her MMA career while GDR has proven what she can do inside of the Octagon. This comes down to age in the end as I think Ladd’s speed will be too much for GDR. Ladd closing in on range will be the key to victory for her whether that’s tagging the veteran with strikes or takedowns. Ladd gets it done by unanimous decision. (Prediction: Aspen Ladd)

Faber vs. Simon:

As much as this would be a great story to have Faber return to the sport after years away and be victorious in his hometown, I don’t see it. The UFC didn’t give Faber an easy task but rather tossed him to a worthy challenger who is extremely dangerous. I see Faber keeping it close but Simon gets it done by unanimous decision. (Prediction: Ricky Simon)

Brady Briggs:

De Randamie vs. Ladd:

This fight is a little harder to pick, considering de Randamie doesn’t fight too often; however, she’s much bigger than Ladd, and has a much more extensive background in kickboxing. This is an MMA fight of course, but with her size, and her wrestling defense has improved drastically since we’ve first seen her, I think she takes a decision over the younger Ladd. (Prediction: Germaine de Randamie)

Faber vs. Simon:

I for one believe the youth will play a big factor and Simon will win via decision. I could certainly see Faber winning, but Simon has been active recently. He has won a lot recently, and he’s not going to let this opportunity to beat a legend pass him by. (Prediction: Ricky Simon)

Cole Shelton:

De Randamie vs. Ladd:

This is a really intriguing bout and a fight that could go many ways. Either Aspen Ladd will use her wrestling to take down de Randamie, or the former featherweight champ will use her kickboxing to keep the prospect at range and piece her up. However, I think Ladd is the real deal and will win this fight by stoppage in the fourth or fifth round. It will be a close fight, but one in which Ladd will get her hand raised. (Prediction: Aspen Ladd)

Faber vs. Simon:

Ricky Simon is not the person Urijah Faber should have returned against. In my eyes, he is one of the top prospects at bantamweight, and at 26, will be able to keep up the pressure and have a hard pace against the Hall of Famer. How Faber looks in this fight will be telling on if he should have returned. But, I think Simon dominates this fight as he keeps it standing and either wins by unanimous decision or by TKO in the third round. (Prediction: Ricky Simon)

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