Pro fighters make their picks for Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong

By Cole Shelton - September 15, 2022

In the main event of UFC Vegas 60 on Saturday at the UFC Apex, Cory Sandhagen looks to return to the win column against Song Yadong. Heading into the fight, Sandhagen is a -215 favorite while the 10th-ranked bantamweight is a +164 underdog on FanDuel.

Cory Sandhagen, Song Yadong

Ahead of the fight, reached out to several pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. Most of the pros believe this is too much of a step-up for Yadong and expect Sandhagen to get back into the win column in a big way. Fighter Picks Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong:

Stephen Thompson, UFC welterweight: I’m going with Sandhagen, it’s too much of a step-up for Song.

Geoff Neal, UFC welterweight: I’m going with Cory Sandhagen either by decision or late stoppage.

Terrance McKinney, UFC lightweight: Cory Sandhagen, he’s too explosive and will catch Song.

Julian Erosa, UFC featherweight: I love Sandhagen and the way he fights. He’s such a rangy fighter and has that five-round experience so I expect him to get a TKO in the third or fourth.

Chad Anheliger, UFC bantamweight: I think Yadong, he’s a beast and is only getting better. Although Sandhagen has fought the best, Yadong seems special and I think he gets it done.

Tyson Nam, UFC flyweight: That should be such a good fight. I’m actually going with Song, I think he has the power to hurt Sandhagen on the feet and gets the KO.

Damon Jackson, UFC featherweight: I think Sandhagen wins, I think he edged it out with his range and I think his movement will be the difference as he will win a decision.

Darian Weeks, UFC welterweight: Cory Sandhagen is a dog and his experience against the top guys will lead him to get the win. This seems a bit too soon for Yadong.

Louis Cosce, UFC welterweight: I got Sandhagen, it seems too much of a step-up for Song but I’m not ruling out Song catching him.


Fighters picking Cory Sandhagen: Stephen Thompson, Geoff Neal, Terrance McKinney, Julian Erosa, Damon Jackson, Darian Weeks, Louis Cosce

Fighters picking Song Yadong: Chad Anheliger, Tyson Nam

Who do you think will win at UFC Vegas 60, Cory Sandhagen or Song Yadong?


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