The Incredible Rise of Chinese UFC Fighter Song Yadong

Twenty-five-year-old Chinese mixed martial artist Song Yadong recently made history as the first Chinese fighter to rank in the top 10 male fighters in the UFC.

He dominated his most recent fight against Ricky Simón on April 29, showcasing exceptional skills throughout the five-round headliner.

His vicious left hook appeared throughout the matchup, finding home and dropping Simón at the end of the fifth round

Song finished the match with a barrage of strikes, prompting a timely TKO stoppage from Herb Dean.

Current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling acknowledged Song’s impressive performance, tweeting, “That dude Song is a beast frfr!” Yadong responded in turn, foregoing the niceties with a brief statement: “Keep the belt, see you in 2024.”

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