Mar 12 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Fight Night
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Yadong Song
Song
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18-5-1

The tape

33
Age
24
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
66.5" / 169 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm

Full record

KO 2KO 1KO 2SD 3KO 3
Form
KO 2SD 3UD 3MD 3UD 3
23
Wins
18
10
By KO
7
43
KO%
39
6
By Sub
3
26
SUB%
17
9
Losses
5
6
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
0
1
Draws
1
2007
Debut
2013
33
Bouts
25
65
Rounds
54
4 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 44 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

9
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
10
Tapology
13

Marlon Moraes vs Yadong Song preview

When is Moraes vs Song?

Marlon Moraes is set to face the challenge of Yadong Song, during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 12th March 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Moraes vs Song stats

Marlon Moraes steps into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Yadong Song will make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Moraes has a slight advantage in power over Song, with a 43% knock out percentage over Song's 39%.

Marlon Moraes is the older man by 9 years, at 33 years old.

Song has a height advantage of 2 inches over Moraes. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Moraes is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 1 month earlier than Song, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 11 more professional rounds, 65 to Song's 54.

Moraes vs Song form

Marlon Moraes has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rob Font at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had won against Jose Aldo at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had been beaten by Henry Cejudo at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago.

Song has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat Julio Arce at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Casey Kenney at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he had drawn with Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..

He had won against Vince Morales at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marlon Moraes has been fighting more than Yadong Song.

Marlon Moraes last fought 4 months and 17 days ago, while Yadong Song's last outing was 2 months and 8 days ago.

Moraes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Song's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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