UFC Sacramento: Urijah Faber Quickly Scores Comeback Win

Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber hadn’t fought since 2016 prior to tonight. But, “The California Kid” clearly wasn’t interested in taking his time against Ricky Simon at UFC Sacramento.

Simon came out winging big punches and he appeared to stun Faber with a big hook early on. Moments later, however, Faber decked Simon with a huge overhand right that sent Simon to the floor. Faber fired down punches from above, and as Simon was scrambling to get up and out, the fight was stopped.

After the quick win, Faber relayed he’s more than willing to face champion Henry Cejudo next, who recently listed Faber as one of the fighters he’s interested in battling next.

Here are the results so far for UFC Sacramento.

Urijah Faber def. Ricky Simon via KO (punches) R1, 0:46
Josh Emmett def. Mirsad Bektić by TKO (punches) R1, 4:25
Karl Roberson def. Wellington Turman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Marvin Vettori def. Cezar Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
John Allan def. Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Andre Fili def. Sheymon Moraes via knockout (punches) R1, 3:07
Julianna Pena def. Nicco Montano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Ryan Hall def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jonathan Martinez def. Liu Pingyuan via knockout (knee) R3, 3:54
Brianna Van Buren def. Livinha Souza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Benito Lopez def. Vince Morales via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)