The best UFC sportsbooks favor Ricky Simon to defeat Ray Borg at UFC on ESPN 9, a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship expected to take place on May 13, 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg Betting Odds
Betting Ray Borg
The Tazmexican Devil is the underdog according to the best online sportsbooks. Lately, Borg has been, in theory, switching back and forth between fly and bantamweight, but not really. In fact, he has missed weight in four of his last fights. Ray, don’t be like Jonah Hill; choose one weight and stick with it! Borg enters the match with a 13-4 record. He is winning 46% of his fights by submission. Borg averages 1.36 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 52%. He is averaging 4.26 takedowns with an accuracy of 51%. Borg has split his last four fights. He is coming off a solid February win over Rogerio Bontorin where he controlled his opponent for three rounds. Borg is looking to win three consecutive fights for the first time since 2014-15.
Borg is deceivingly strong and usually brings the fight to the ground where he wants it. He has a high takedown percentage and controls top position where he can ground and pound. Borg is a scrambler, can reverse position quickly and has won six fights by submission. This is a quick turnaround for Borg, and like most if not all fighters, he hasn’t gone through a proper training camp. This will be Borg’s second career fight in Florida.
“I didn’t grow up in a home where someone told me, ‘Hey, you’re going to be one of the best athletes in the world one day, so let’s learn how to eat and properly do this and this,’” Borg said. That might explain his constant failure to make weight, but it doesn’t justify it. Actually, it doesn’t explain it either. Isn’t it just common sense? And don’t worry, Ray-Ray; no one is ever going to tell you you’re are or ever will be one of the best athletes in the world.
Betting Ricky Simon
Simon is the best UFC sportsbooks’ favorite to win this fight. Simon heads into Wednesday with a 15-3 record. He has won 53% of his fights by decision. Simon has split his last four fights and is coming off a December loss to Rob Font. He is averaging 2.96 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 40%. Simon averages 6.53 takedowns with an accuracy of 49%. He went from an eight-fight winning streak to back-to-back losses. Simon is currently 3-2 in the UFC. When he takes you down he really takes you down, landing on top of you and grounding and pounding away. Simon is explosive, athletic, and versatile when striking on his feet. He is also one of the better-conditioned fighters in this division. It’s no coincidence that eight of his last 11 wins have gone the distance. This will be Simon’s first career fight in Florida.
According to this, Borg said he would retire if he missed weight again. I wonder what he will be doing for a living. I hesitate to call any man who strips to his shorts, gets in a cage, and attempts to beat the living tar out of a fellow human being “professional”. But Borg takes the cake. Say what you will about a waste of skin like Conor McGregor, but at least he takes this aspect of his life seriously. What I’m to say to users of the best UFC sportsbooks is, by all means, take Simon.