Jamey Simmons
The Afro Samurai


Munoz fight on for UFC 265
May 10, 2021
Simmons will take on Johnny Munoz in a bantamweight bout at UFC 265 on August 7, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Simmons and Munoz were supposed to do battle at UFC 261 back in April, but the fight was cancelled after an injury. Both fighters will be looking to pick up their first win the promotion. Simmons fell in his debut last November to Giga Chikadze via TKO.
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UFC 261 loses fight
April 20, 2021
Simmons will no longer face Johnny Munoz at UFC 261 on Saturday due to one of the fighters suffering an unspecified injury.
It's unclear which of the two sustained the injury, but it appears the UFC intends to book this fight at a later date. Simmons was set to enter this matchup -- his second in the UFC -- as approximately a (+245) betting underdog.
Joining UFC 261 card
March 24, 2021
Simmons is expected to step in for Mark Striegl (undisclosed) and fight Johnny Munoz at UFC 261 on April 24, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Simmons fell to Giga Chikadze in his UFC debut last November, but he'll get a chance to bounce back come April. Munoz is also coming off a loss in his debut with the promotion, so this will be a match of two fighters looking to improve to 1-1.
Falls as underdog in debut
November 7, 2020
Simmons lost to Giga Chikadze via TKO (head kick) at 3:51 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 40 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Simmons did a good job keeping his distance early and picked his spots to initiate clinch situations with Chikadze. He was unable to take the much taller man down, however, and the fight turned into a striking battle. Chikadze landed a big left body kick that forced Simmons to lower his arm, and the next shot was a brutal left high kick that sent Simmons to the canvas. After a few follow-up shots, Herb Dean was forced to step in and call off the action. Simmons looked the part of a (+600) underdog here, but there are some wrestling skills worth unpacking with a more even matchup his next time out.
Debuting against Giga Chikadze
October 31, 2020
Simmons will make his UFC debut against Giga Chikadze on Nov. 7, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Simmons comes to the UFC after recording a 6-2 record as a professional with other promotions. His most recent fights came in the final two months of 2019 and finished with a pair of first-round victories which took a total of 100 seconds to complete. He doesn't get the easiest draw in his UFC debut, as Chikadze has won four straight fights to open his UFC career.