Ricky Simon Biography

May 11, 2020
First published on:May 11, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Ricky Simon

Birth Name Ricky Simon
Birth Place Vancouver, Washington, United States
Famous Name Ricky Simon
Net Worth $0.5 million
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 136 lb (62 kg; 9 st 10 lb)
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession MMA Fighter
Currently Working For UFC
School attended Union High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Jade Simon

Ricky Simon is an American professional MMA fighter who is currently competing in the bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2012, he previously competed at Titan FC, KOTC, Main Event MMA, FCFF, and TPF. To date, he has compiled a record of 15-3-0 (win-loss-draw). For now, he is scheduled to face Ray Borg on May 13, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 9.

Vancouver, Washington native, Ricky Simon was born on 8th August 1992, under the star sign Leo. Also, holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he is an American by nationality who came from the white ethnic background.

How Much Is Ricky Simon's Net Worth? Know His UFC Career Earning

As of 2020, Simon's net worth is $0.5 million. The significant source of his earning is considered his MMA career as well as endorsement deals. 

Since 2018, he is signed to the world-renowned MMA company, UFC, where he is earning a great deal of sum. Simon's UFC career earning is disclosed below: 

Date Event Opponent Result Earning
April 21, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee Merab Dvalishvili Win $10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
August 4, 2018 UFC 227 Montel Jackson Win $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
February 10, 2019 UFC 234 Rani Yahya Win $14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
July 13, 2019 UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd Urijah Faber Loss $23,000 to show, $4,000 fight week incentive pay
December 7, 2019 UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik Rob Font Loss $23,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay

Before UFC, he competed at Legacy Fighting where he pocketed $4000 each fighting at LFA 29 and LFA 36 against Chico Camus and Vinicius Zani respectively. Aforementioned, he has also competed at various other MMA events which has surely helped him to build his reputation as well as financial aspects. 

Ricky Simon is sponsored by various brands SOURCE: Instagram @rickysimonufc

Also, a middle school wrestling coach, he is sponsored by various brands including NW Therapeutics, Ballsy Brand, The Barbers, Riverside Payments, Inc, and DrinkHRW. 

Simon is a Married Man; Who is his wife?

UFC Bantamweight fighter, Ricky Simon is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Jade Simon on Vancouver, Washington, in an intimate wedding ceremony.

Ricky Simon and his wife SOURCE: Instagram @rickysimonufc

The duo has flaunted their lovely pictures on their respective social from the beginning. On 25th June 2017, his wifey shared an old picture of them captioning "There we sit, as I give you the details of your next match, and little did I know how far we would go. From day one to 7 years later you've been there for me and one of my biggest supporters. You've been my backbone when I felt my weakest. You're my right hand. I love that you love me even when I forget it's our anniversary. I love you, babe!". 

From the post, it's clear that the couple started dating since June 2010.

Early Life

Ricky is from a tight-knit family, hence, he and his three brothers, Carlos Simon, Brandon Simon, Avi Simon, and Simon have the same tattoo "Simon" across their upper back. He also grew up with his close first cousin and fellow UFC athlete Vince Morales.

At the age of nine, Simon started training in wrestling. Further, he completed his high school from Union High School, graduating in 2010. After that, he planned to be a collegiate wrestler but it did not materialize, and subsequently transitioned to mixed martial arts.

MMA Highlights

UFC

  • Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Merab Dvalishvili and Rob Font

LFA

  • LFA Bantamweight Championship 
  • One successful title defense vs. Vinicius Zani

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