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Song Yadong KOs Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night

Jan 22, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; A view of the ESPN logo before UFC 270 at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

China’s Song Yadong used a barrage of punches to stop American bantamweight Ricky Simon by TKO in the fifth round on Saturday to earn a main-event victory at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.

After using a left hook to buckle Simon’s knees and send him to the mat, Yadong (20-7-1) pounced on his opponent, delivering blow after blow. Simon (20-4-0) attempted to get up, but a right hook to the jaw sealed his fate at 1:10 of the final round. Yadong, 25, picked up his fourth victory across his last five UFC fights.

Yadong landed a total of 110 strikes, 105 of which were significant. Simon finished with just 64 strikes, including 60 significant.

Also earning victories on Saturday were Brazilians Caio Borralho (14-1-0), Rodolfo Vieira (9-2-0) and Marcos Rogerio de Lima (21-9-1). Julian Erosa (28-12-0) and Josh Quinlan (6-1-0), both of the United States, also prevailed in their matches.

–Field Level Media

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