Apr 22 2023
Saturday

UFC Fight Night
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
19-7-1

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

20-3-0

The tape

25
Age
30
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

KO 4KO 1KO 2SD 3UD 3
Form
SUB 2KO 2UD 3SD 3UD 3
19
Wins
20
8
By KO
6
42
KO%
30
3
By Sub
4
16
SUB%
20
7
Losses
3
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2014
28
Bouts
23
65
Rounds
53
4 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

8
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
10
Tapology
9

Yadong Song vs Ricky Simon preview

When is Song vs Simon?

Yadong Song is set to take on Ricky Simon during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 22nd April 2023.

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

Song vs Simon stats

Yadong Song steps into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Ricky Simon will make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Song has an advantage in power over Simon, with a 42% knock out percentage over Simon's 30%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Simon will have a slight advantage over Song, with a 20% submission rate over Song's 16%.

Yadong Song is the younger man by 5 years, at 25 years old.

Song has a height advantage of 2 inches over Simon. Despite this, Simon has 3-inch reach advantage.

Song is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in , 9 years earlier than Simon, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 12 more professional rounds, 65 to Simon's 53.

Song vs Simon form

Song has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Julio Arce at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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

He had beat 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.

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

In his last fight, he defeated Jack Shore at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.

Going into that contest, he had won against Brian Kelleher at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

He had been beaten by Rob Font at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Yadong Song has been fighting more than Ricky Simon.

Yadong Song last fought 4 months and 12 days ago, while Ricky Simon's last outing was 6 months and 13 days ago.

Song's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Simon's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Song vs Simon?

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