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Ricky Simon: ‘I’m going to knock out Rani Yahya’ at UFC 234

Ricky Simon discusses his upcoming fight with Rani Yahya at UFC 234, which takes place Feb. 9 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The bantamweight showdown will take place on the pay-per-view main card.

Simon talks about finally getting to enjoy the holidays in terms of eating, his last fight getting canceled at the UFC’s 25th Anniversary event, how he has watched Yahya throughout his career, his prediction for the fight, his upcoming wedding and much more.

UFC 234 will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum.

UFC 234 full fight card:

Main card, 10 p.m. EST

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum – for the middleweight title
  • Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
  • Ricky Simon vs. Rani Yahya
  • Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Kim
  • Ryan Spann vs. Jim Crute

Preliminary card, ESPN, 8 p.m. EST

  • Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
  • Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Teruto Ishihara vs. Kang Kyung-Ho

Early preliminary card, UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. EST

  • Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Rosa Mariano
  • Jalin Turner vs. Alex Gorgees
  • Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez