Ricky Simon Starches Raphael Assuncao With Second Round KO – UFC Vegas 45

Ricky Simon

UFC bantamweight contender, Ricky Simon is sure to re-enter the top-15 next week off the back of his main card win over Raphael Assuncao — sleeping the Brazilian with a well-placed overhand right and follow up strikes at UFC Vegas 45.


Simon, who moves to 19-3 as a professional with the win, also scores the fourth consecutive win of his career, laying out Assuncao with a massive second round knockout.

Pressing the Brazilian to the fence with just over two minutes elapsed in the second frame, Simon then launched a huge overhand right shot, dropping Assuncao before following up with an uppercut ground strike as the latter attempted to recover, rendering him unconscious.

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Check out the highlights from Ricky Simon’s knockout win over Raphael Assuncao, below.