Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Song Yadong after UFC Fight Night 210 loss?

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(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Cory Sandhagen after UFC Fight Night 210 win?)

Song Yadong could not rise to the occasion in his first octagon headliner against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night 210.

Yadong (19-7-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) proved he belongs on the big stage on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, but he couldn’t overcome a horrific cut around his left eye that was inflicted by a Sandhagen (15-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) elbow, forcing the doctor to call it off for the TKO after the fourth round.

Despite the defeat, the 24-year-old from China opened a lot of eyes about the depth of his talent, and there’s no doubt the future is bright for him.

What should be next for Yadong once he heals up and is ready to fight? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC Fight Night 210.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 210.

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Twitter reacts to Cory Sandhagen's TKO of Song Yadong after nasty cut at UFC Fight Night 210

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