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Knockout! Watch Song Yadong slump Julio Arce with head kick, right hand - UFC Vegas 42

Song Yadong scored an impressive TKO finish earlier tonight (Sat., Nov. 13, 2021) at UFC Vegas 42 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the promising bantamweight contender stopped Julio Arce in the second round of their main card opener.

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BANTAMWEIGHT BASH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Sept. 17, 2022, with a meaningful 135-pound showdown between top-ranked division contender, Cory Sandhagen, looking to blunt the rise of surging prospect, Song Yadong. In UFC Vegas 60’s co-main event, hard-hitting Middleweight strikers, Chidi Njokuani and Gregory Rodrigues, will hook ‘em up in a potential “Fight of the Night” contender.

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Yadong came out firing in this 135-pound matchup and didn’t give Arce must of an opportunity to land his own shots. Arce did try to ramp up his efforts in Round 2, but Yadong caught him with a head kick and a right hand to hurt him. Arce started to fall back into the cage as Yadong rushed in for a brutal right hand that slumped him and allowed the Chinese fighter to earn the stoppage.

Check out the video highlights above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

Yadong, who is just 23 years of age, is now 7-1-1 under the UFC banner since his Octagon debut in 2017. This was easily his most impressive performance to date, but it’s just the beginning. Yadong has all the tools to make a run at the bantamweight top 10 heading into next year.

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