UFC Long Island: Ricky Simon def. Jack Shore.
Ricky Simon def. Jack Shore via submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2 – 3:28 at UFC Long Island on Saturday, July 16, 2022, live from the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY.
“It feels great. Everything we prepared for, he brought with him… (Sean) O’Malley, the sugar show is over. I’m the cutest in this division,” Simon said in his interview with Daniel Cormier after the Battle.
Simon landed an overhand right that tripped Shore to the ground. Simon rose and began throwing down punches. Shore rolled and gave up his back, trying to shield himself from the punches. Simon opted for a rear naked choke before progressing to an arm triangle choke that forced Shore to tap out.
With his victory, Simon has won five fights in a row. The win put Simon at 20-3 with 10 career finishes. The 13th bantamweight title called for a fight against Sean O’Malley, who is ranked 12th. Even if Simon O’Malley doesn’t get in his next fight, he will likely get a fight against someone ahead of him in the rankings.
The loss was the first of Shore’s career. After winning his first five fights in the UFC, the fight against Simon was a huge step up in the competition. Shore will try to recover in his next fight.
UFC Long Island: Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez took place live from the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Follow FanSided MMA who is on site for all your news and highlights.
https://fansided.com/2022/07/16/ufc-long-island-ricky-simon-submission-ends-jack-shores-undefeated-streak/ Ricky Simon’s submission ends Jack Shore’s unbeaten streak