UFC 299 results: Petr Yan snaps three-fight losing streak, outlasts Yadong Song

Petr Yan rebounded in impressive fashion.

In the main card opener of UFC 299 at Kaseya Center in Miami, former champion Yan (17-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) rallied to defeat rising contender Yadong Song (21-8-1 MMA, 10-3-1 UFC) in their bantamweight bout to snap his three-fight losing skid by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Song opened up with a leg kick and a quick left hook in Round 1. Song faked a takedown attempt, as Yan connected with an overhand right. Song was finding a home for the left hook, as Yan attacked the body. Song landed a takedown towards the end of the round.

At the start of Round 2, Song pushed Yan against the fence, but Yan was able to break free. Yan continued to bite heavily on Song’s takedown attempts, but made him pay with a couple of short uppercuts. Yan started to open up, and defended a Song single leg takedown attempt. Yan landed a couple of uppercuts followed by a body shot. Yan ended the round with a takedown of his own, and cut Song with an elbow on the ground.

Both fighters landed big body kicks to kick off Round 3. Song pumped out his jab, as Yan countered with a spinning heel kick. Yan stuffed another Song takedown and fired some body shots. Yan’s takedown defense continued to hold up, as Song slowed down. With a about a minute remaining in the fight, Yan landed a takedown, and maintained top position for the rest of the round.

The judges saw the fight unanimously for the former champion Yan.

As a result, Yan returns to the win column, snapping a three-fight skid stretching back to 2021. After dropping the title by DQ to Aljamain Sterling, Yan won the interim belt by beating Cory Sandhagen, but then went winless until returning to the winner’s circle by defeating Song.

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