Former WEC champion Urijah Faber returned to the octagon at tonight’s UFC Sacramento event for a bantamweight bout with Ricky Simon.
Faber had not competed in mixed martial arts since December of 2016, where he defeated Brad Pickett via unanimous decision.
The hometown favorite, Urijah Faber, entered tonight’s co-headliner sporting a professional record of 34-10.
Meanwhile, Ricky Simon (15-1 MMA) came into tonight’s UFC Sacramento main event on an eight-fight win streak. The former LFA bantamweight champ, Simon, had most recently competed at February’s UFC 234 event in Australia, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Rani Yahya.
Tonight’s UFC Sacramento co-main event lasted just forty seconds. Urijah Faber was able to drops Ricky Simon with a right hand and then promptly put him away with ground and pound.
Check out how the pros reacted to Faber’s TKO victory below:
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 14, 2019
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) July 14, 2019
Wow. The come back looked great at 40 by Uriah faber #UFCSacramento
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) July 14, 2019
Urijah is a fuckin legend
— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) July 14, 2019
40 is the new 20. What a fight for Faber! #UFCSacramento
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) July 14, 2019
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) July 14, 2019
Congrats @UrijahFaber If you want to fight for the title again we should go at it. I always wanted to fight a legend
— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) July 14, 2019
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This article first appeared on bjpenn.com July 13, 2019