Yadong Song

The Terminator

China

Matching up against Arce
BantamweightUFC
September 20, 2021
Song is set to face Julio Arce on Nov. 13 at UFC Vegas 42, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Song is coming off a victory in August against Casey Kenney, winning via split decision. Song has emerged victorious in six of his last eight fights and will look to make it two straight in November.
Read More News
Fight Log
Loading Fight Log...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Yadong Song
The MMA Mashup: UFC 265 Preview
83 days ago
You might like a guy with the power of Vicente Luque on Saturday at UFC 265, but where's the best site to take advantage of this hunch? Chris Olson runs down the top plays for FIVE different DFS sites.
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 265
84 days ago
Only one unanimous selection among the RotoWire team for UFC 265 -- but it's absolutely not who you think it might be. Check out the crew's main card picks.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 265 Preview
86 days ago
After six consecutive wins in the UFC, the undefeated Ciryl Gane has earned himself a title shot against a heavy-hitting veteran in Derrick Lewis. Jon Litterine breaks down the key matchups on DraftKings.
The MMA Mashup: UFC Vegas 32 Preview
97 days ago
Chris Olson is back with the MMA Mashup, where he spreads the love across five different platforms, which allows him to highlight a contrarian, higher-cost play that likely won't be on many radars.
DraftKings MMA: UFC Vegas 29 Preview
134 days ago
Two well-known entities from the UFC's international scene are featured on Saturday's card in Las Vegas, where Jon Litterine is giving several long-shot underdogs a chance to get their hands raised.
More Fantasy News
Rebounds with strong effort
BantamweightUFC
August 7, 2021
Song defeated Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) at UFC 265 on Saturday in Houston.
ANALYSIS
Disregard the "split decision" terminology -- Song clearly won this fight. He played a dangerous game by allowing Kenney to push the pace of the bout, but Song displayed much faster hands and was much more accurate with his combinations. He had Kenney constantly chasing him, and his ability to fire off shots without getting hit in return was impressive. Song won't turn 24 years of age until December. His ceiling is massive, and it's a very promising sign that he was able to rebound from his unanimous decision defeat to Kyler Phillips this past March is such strong fashion.
Facing Kenney in August
BantamweightUFC
June 7, 2021
Song will take on Casey Kenney in a bantamweight bout at UFC 265 on Aug. 7, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Song has had a mixed bag lately, going 1-1-1 over his last three fights. His last time in the Octagon was in May against Marlon Vera when Song defeated him via unanimous decision. Kenney on the other hand is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Dominick Cruz back in March.
Suffers first UFC defeat
BantamweightUFC
March 6, 2021
Song lost to Kyler Phillips via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 259 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Song deserves credit for seeing the final bell here, let alone finding a second wind and somehow winning Round 3. He also ate a head kick that would have sent 99 percent of the UFC roster into the next galaxy and continued to push forward unfazed. There are plenty of positives here despite the setback. Song won't turn 24 years of age until early-December. He also gets top-tier training every single day at Team Alpha Male. He has power, and on Saturday he displayed an ability to finish strong in a fight which didn't go his way in the early going. To make a long story short, Song remains an intriguing fighter moving forward despite suffering his first UFC loss here. He is now 4-1-1 in his first half-dozen bouts with the company.
Taking on Kyler Phillips in March
BantamweightUFC
January 11, 2021
Song (16-4-1, 1 NC) is slated to face Kyler Phillips (8-1-0) in a bantamweight fight as part of the UFC's March 6 event, Farah Hannoun of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Song has been unbeaten in his first six UFC bouts, claiming five wins and one draw. He'll square off against another streaking fighter in Phillips, a victor in three straight bouts.
Remains unbeaten in UFC
BantamweightUFC
May 16, 2020
Song defeated Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
It didn't come easy. There was little separation between the two men in a fight Song entered a (-200) favorite. He was slightly more effective than Vera over the course of the first two rounds before fading in the final five minutes. Song hits hard for a featherweight and clearly had a power edge over Vera. Song's striking defense needs work, and he makes some technical errors here and there, but his ceiling is immensely high given the fact he doesn't turn 23 years of age until late-December. He already has five (5-0-1) UFC victories under his belt. He'll also take home an extra $50,000 for his efforts here, as this bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.