Yadong Song
The Terminator


Facing Cody Stamann in December
September 4, 2019
Song is scheduled to face Cody Stamann (18-2-0) in a bantamweight fight Dec. 7 at UFC Washington D.C., Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
One of the youngest fighters on the UFC roster, the 21-year-old Song recorded his most impressive win to date in his last fight July 6 in Las Vegas, when he scored a first-round knockout victory over Alejandro Perez. He'll re-enter the Octagon in Washington riding a seven-fight winning streak, which includes four at the UFC level.
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Announces himself with big win
July 6, 2019
Song defeated Alejandro Perez via KO (punch) at 2:04 of Round 1 at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
That was extremely, extremely impressive. Song entered this bout as a relative unknown despite being one of the division's brighter prospects, but he will find himself on the radar quickly if he keeps racking up stoppage wins like that one. The finishing shot on Saturday was a perfectly-placed right hand to the jaw of an unsuspecting and usually very durable Perez. It shows the power this 21-year-old possess and why many think he will find himself in the top-15 at 135 pounds in short order. It also earned him a $50,000 post-fight bonus, as he was one of four combatants to earn Performance of the Night.
Gets a ranked opponent
June 17, 2019
Song will take on Alejandro Perez in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas, AsiaMMA.com reports.
Song is a perfect 3-0 to begin his UFC career, with flawless rates in both takedown success and takedown defense. He's also landed 4.31 significant strikes per minute, which is nearly a full strike per minute greater than Perez, even though the level of competition may not be quite equal. It's the perfect opportunity for the 21-year-old prospect to break into the rankings, as the Team Alpha Male product will be taking on the No. 14-ranked bantamweight in the UFC.
Takes another step forward
November 24, 2018
Yadong defeated Vince Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 141 on Saturday in Beijing, China.
Yadong controlled this fight from start to finish. The striking numbers were rather similar, but Yadong was the one pushing the pace, controlling the center and landing the better strikes. Morales tried to pump his jab and work on his back foot. However, Yadong was able to avoid a lot of those strikes while landing his own lead punches and counters. In the third round, he went to his wrestling to ice the decision. This was not the stoppage victory that fans were hoping for from the young prospect, but he proved once again that he belongs in the UFC.
Shows huge improvements against Felipe Arantes
June 23, 2018
Song defeated Felipe Arantes via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night in Singapore
Song dominated this fight in each position before finishing at the very end of the second round. Early in the fight, he showed off impressive hand speed and landed combinations to the body and the head. He also scored takedowns, worked to pass and threatened with an arm-triangle choke. With about ten seconds left in the second round, Song unleashed a hard elbow along the cage. The strike landed below the ear, and forced Arantes to the ground.
Given extended break after Shanghai
November 30, 2017
Yadong was given a 180-day medical suspension by the UFC following his UFC Fight Night victory over Bharat Kandare on Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports.
Yadong didn't waste any time in his matchup with Kandare. The bantamweight kept light on his feet, moving around and avoiding shots, until he clamped on the Peruvian Necktie that ended the bout at 0:44 of Round 1. While he walked away with the victory, Yadong also suffered a possible right foot injury and was given a 180-day medical suspension by the UFC as a result. He will have to sit out during this period unless cleared earlier by a physician.