Pros react after Song Yadong stops Ricky Simon in UFC Vegas 72 main event

By Chris Taylor - April 29, 2023

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 72 event was headlined by a key bantamweight matchup featuring Song Yadong taking on Ricky Simon.

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Song (2o-7-1 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a TKO loss to Cory Sandhagen in September of last year. Prior to that setback, ‘The Kung Fu Kid’ had put together a three-fight win streak which included a knockout win over Marlon Moraes.

Meanwhile, Ricky Simon (20-4 MMA) entered tonight’s main event sporting a five-fight win streak, his latest being a submission win over Jack Shore in July of last year. The 30-year-old American hadn’t tasted defeated since 2019 when he suffered a decision loss to Rob Font.

Tonight’s bantamweight main event proved to be a coming out party for Song Yadong. ‘The Kung Fu Kid’ was able to dominate Ricky Simon in the standup and did a great job with his takedown defense throughout the course of the fight. After dropping Simon in the final second of round four, Yadong quickly picked up the TKO finish just 1:10 into the fifth and final round. The Team Alpha Male product called out both Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera after his win.

Official UFC Vegas 72 Result: Song Yadong def. Ricky Simon via TKO at 1:10 of Round 5

Check out how the pros reacted to Yadong finishing Simon below:

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