Bantamweights Rob Font, Ricky Simon to Clash at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C.

By: Tristen Critchfield
Oct 30, 2019

A bantamweight tilt pitting Rob Font against Ricky Simon has been added to the UFC on ESPN 7 lineup.

The Washington Post was first to report the booking. UFC on ESPN 7 takes place at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 7 and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.

Font will step into the Octagon for the first time in nearly a year when he faces Simon. In his last outing, the Boston native earned a unanimous decision victory against Sergio Pettis at UFC on Fox 31 in December 2018. Font was supposed to return at UFC Greenville on June 22, but prospective opponents Cody Stamann and John Lineker were both forced to pull out of the fight.

Simon had an eight-bout professional winning streak snapped at UFC Fight Night 155, where he suffered a 46-second TKO defeat to Urijah Faber. Simon began his Octagon tenure with successive triumphs against Merab Dvalishvili, Montel Jackson and Rani Yahya.

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