Apr 29 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
19-7-0
KO 5
KO 5
20-3-0

The tape

26
Age
31
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

KOKOKOSDUD
Form
SUBKOUDSUBSD
19
Wins
20
8
By KO
6
42
KO%
30
3
By SUB
4
16
SUB%
20
7
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

8
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
9

Yadong Song vs Ricky Simon report

Who won Song vs Simon?

Yadong Song beat Ricky Simon by knockout in the 5th round during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Song vs Simon stats

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

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

Yadong Song's UFC record stood at 10-3-1, while Ricky Simon's came in at 8-4-0.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Simon had a slight advantage over Song, with a 20% submission rate over Song's 16%.

Yadong Song was the younger man by 5 years, at 26 years old.

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

Song was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in , 10 years and 4 months earlier than Simon, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 78 to Simon's 61.

Song vs Simon form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 won against 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 beaten 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 defeated Casey Kenney at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.

He was victorious against 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 had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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 beaten Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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 was victorious against 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 activity leading into the fight, Yadong Song had been fighting more than Ricky Simon.

Going to this contest, Yadong Song had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 30 days ago, while Ricky Simon's last outing had been 1 year and 11 months ago.

Song's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Simon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Song vs Simon?

Yadong Song was a 11/10 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ricky Simon made his way into the ring at 7/10 (-140) with oddsmakers.

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