Song Yadong and Marlon Moraes faced off in a Bantamweight clash tonight (Sat., March 12, 2022) at UFC Vegas 50 from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Yadong opened the fight with a quick combination to the body. A heavy right hand over the top briefly put Moraes to a knee, but the Brazilian recovered quickly. Yadong kept the pressure up, swinging heavy leather. Another stiff right hand connected, wobbling Moraes. Yadong had a clear-cut speed advantage, and Moraes seemed to have difficulty seeing the punches coming. Moraes tried to answer with some punches, but another big overhand set up a picture-perfect right uppercut straight to the jaw. Moraes hit the canvas, and though his eyes were open, nobody was home. The referee quickly intervened, resulting in something of a walk-off knockout win for “The Kung Fu Monkey.”
That’s about as a big of a statement as a fighter can make! Song Yadong walked through Moraes like he wasn’t in the cage, pulverizing the Muay Thai fighter with relative ease.
The hype is real!
Result: Song Yadong defeats Marlon Moraes via first-round knockout
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