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Report: Ricky Simón to face high prospect Vinicius Oliveira at UFC 303

UFC bantamweight contender Ricky Simón will reportedly face the surging Vinicius Oliveira on one of many largest playing cards of the yr.

Ricky Simón, Vinicius Oliveira

Simón vs. Oliveira has been added to UFC 303 on June twenty ninth in Las Vegas. Ag.Battle was the primary to report the information of the focused UFC 303 reserving.

Oliveira will face a steep climb in competitors after profitable his UFC debut on March 2nd towards short-notice opponent Benardo Sopaj. A win over Simón, who as of this writing is listed at #15 within the UFC rankings, may earn him a High 15 spot.

Oliveira earned a shot within the UFC by way of Dana White’s Contender Sequence final yr. His win over Sopaj was his third consecutive win general.

Ricky Simón vs. Vinicius Oliveira added to UFC 303

Simón has been a UFC bantamweight mainstay since his promotional debut towards Merab Dvalishvili in April 2018. He gained his first three UFC fights earlier than back-to-back defeats towards Rob Font and UFC Corridor of Famer Urijah Faber.

Simón has traded wins and losses throughout his UFC profession, incomes latest wins over Brian Kelleher and Raphael Assunção. However, he’s misplaced two fights in a row at current, towards surging contenders Mario Bautista and Tune Yadong.

Simón will look to make an announcement towards Oliveira. A victory over a surging bantamweight like Oliveira may get him again into the crowded title combine at 135lbs.

Oliveira popped on the UFC’s radar with an extended, profitable tenure in UAE Warriors. He went 5-1 within the promotion with three first-round knockouts.

UFC 303 is predicted to be one of many largest playing cards of 2024 with Conor McGregor’s highly-anticipated return headlining the occasion. McGregor and Michael Chandler will sq. off in a welterweight major occasion.

The co-main occasion contains a gentle heavyweight matchup between high contenders Jamahal Hill and Khalil Rountree. The cardboard additionally options the returns of Mayra Bueno Silva, Joe Pyfer, and Cub Swanson.

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