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UFC Sacramento: Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon live blog

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC Sacramento live blog for Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon, a bantamweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Cali.

Faber, former WEC champion & UFC title challenger turned UFC Hall of Famer, is making the walk to the Octagon for the first time since initially announcing his retirement in December 2016. Simon, a former LFA champion, is looking to pick up his eighth straight win, which three wins under the UFC banner.

Check out the UFC Sacramento live blog below.

Round 1

Mike Beltran is our third man inside the Octagon for this scrap. No glove to ouch from either men as Faber stalks Simon from the center of the canvas. Simon responds with a leg kick followed by a left hook the jaw. Simon missed with a flying knee. Faber clips Simon with an overhand right to the temple, sending him crashing to the canvas.

With his opponent reeling, Faber lunges in for the kill. After a series of short elbows from the top, the referee is forced to stop the fight as the crowd erupts around them.

OFFICIAL SCORECARD: Urijah Faber def. Rick Simon via KO (strikes). Round 1, 0:46