Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Song Yadong after UFC Fight Night 223 win?
Song Yadong wasn’t originally meant to headline UFC Fight Night 223, but when he got the chance on short notice, he made the most of it.
Yadong (20-7-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) put on arguably the most complete and impressive performance of his career Saturday when he stopped Ricky Simon (20-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) by fifth-round TKO after he scored multiple knockdowns prior to the stoppage in the bantamweight headliner, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night 223 post-event facts: Song Yadong climbs KO list at 135 pounds
Twitter reacts to Song Yadong's late finish of Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night 223
It was an important bounce-back performance from Yadong, who still is just 25 and has tremendous upside as contender in the 135-pound weight class.
How should Yadong move forward with his career after this triumph? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC Fight Night 223.
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