Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-04-29, disappointing fight with a pretty good finish: the mma bout Yadong Song vs Ricky Simon gets two stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Simon vs Song is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 29th, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 5-round bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC Vegas 72 (also known as UFC Fight Night 223 or UFC on ESPN+ 81). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Yadong Song record
Yadong Song entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-7-1 (58% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 bantamweight in the world.
In his last three fights he has beat Julio Arce (Yadong Song vs Julio Arce) and Marlon Moraes (Marlon Moraes vs Yadong Song) but then he has lost to Cory Sandhagen (Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song).
Ricky Simon record
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Ricky Simon, has an official record of 20-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the bantamweight division.
He lost two consecutive bouts in 2019, against Urijah Faber (Urijah Faber vs Ricky Simon) and Rob Font, but then he has won five times beating Raphael Assuncao (Raphael Assuncao vs Ricky Simon) and Jack Shore in his last two (Ricky Simon vs Jack Shore).
Here is the UFC Vegas 72 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Yadong Song vs Ricky Simon
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs Caio Borralho
Rodolfo Vieira vs Cody Brundage
Julian Erosa vs Fernando Padilla
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta
Josh Quinlan vs Trey Waters
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Martin Buday vs Jake Collier
Charles Johnson vs Cody Durden
Stephanie Egger vs Irina Alekseeva
Marcus McGhee vs Journey Newson
Hailey Cowan vs Jamey-Lyn Horth
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC Vegas 72 pre-fight press conference, featuring Ricky Simon and Yadong Song!
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 72: Song vs Simon weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Yadong Song vs Ricky Simon as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Song vs Simon fight?
Yadong Song defeated Ricky Simon via TKO at 1:10, round 5.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 72 post-fight octagon interview of Yadong Song and Ricky Simon.
UFC Vegas 72 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 72 Song vs Simon.
Song Yadong def. Ricky Simon via TKO r5
Caio Borralho def. Michał Oleksiejczuk via SUB r2
Rodolfo Vieira def. Cody Brundage via SUB r2
Fernando Padilla def. Julian Erosa via TKO r1
Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Waldo Cortes-Acosta via UD
Trey Waters def. Joshua Quinlan via UD
Martin Buday def. Jake Collier via UD
Cody Durden def. Charles Johnson via UD
Irina Alekseeva def. Stephanie Egger via SUB r1
Marcus McGhee def. Journey Newson via SUB r2
Jamey-Lyn Horth def. Hailey Cowan via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 72 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Ricky Simon and Yadong Song (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 72 Fight of the Night: none
UFC Vegas 72 Performance of the Night: Song Yadong, Caio Borralho, Rodolfo Vieira, Marcus McGhee