When UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes comes to us, eyes will be focused on the featherweight bout between Song Yadong (-115) and Ricky Simon (-105). Both fighters are in top form, hungering for a victory that can propel them further up the rankings of the 145-pound division.
Song Yadong is an up-and-coming Chinese star who has quickly become one of the most exciting prospects in all of MMA. He holds a professional record of 16 wins and 4 losses, with 13 wins coming by way of knockout or submission. He’s known for his aggressive style, often attacking relentlessly until his opponents submit or are knocked out cold. His last fight was against Cody Stamann in February 2021 and he won via unanimous decision despite being outmatched early on in the fight – showing off great mental toughness and endurance.
Ricky Simon is an American fighter who has been making waves since joining UFC back in 2018. With 14 wins and 3 losses under his belt thus far, he’s proved himself as a formidable opponent inside the octagon time after time again – winning three consecutive fights before losing to Rob Font at Fight Night 189 last April 2021 due to injury suffered during training camp prior to their match up.. Though not as flashy as Song Yadong when it comes to striking offense, Simon’s ground game is nothing short of elite – having secured 7 submissions over his career so far – leaving him well equipped for grappling heavy bouts like this one.
So who takes this matchup? It really depends on how both fighters decide to approach each other come fight night; if they want standup battles then Song Yadong has more than enough firepower to take home a decisive win via KO/TKO but if they choose grapple then Ricky Simon could have an edge due his superior ground game skillset which would enable him take control earlier on during scrambles exchanges seeing how he controls position better than Song does defend takedown attempts effectively.. At any rate though it should be quite interesting battle worthy watching live!
Given their respective styles we give ever so slight edge going into this fight too Ricky Simons (-105) due him possessing slightly better technical abilities defensively along with greater experience facing high level competition throughout throughout his career thus far allowing him overcome adversity faced inside octagon while also avoid taking damage sustain momentum needed reach finish line first when push comes shove… As such we predict that Ricki simon will be victorious when these two enter cage come June 12th 2021 !