Everything You Need To Know About UFC Fight Night 223: Song Vs Simon

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07:00, 27 Apr 2023

Fresh from Saturday’s big heavyweight headliner, UFC are straight back to the Apex this weekend for Fight Night 223. The main event is an intriguing clash of styles at bantamweight. ‘The Kung Fu Kid’ Song Yadong goes one-on-one with BJJ expert Ricky Simon. The American has won his last five fights and comes into the bout ranked tenth in the division. Meanwhile his opponent is currently the eighth-best bantamweight in the company.

The original main event was set to pit Arman Tsarukyan against Renato Moicano. That lightweight match-up was scrapped when Moicano suffered an injury. As a result, the Yadong vs Simon bout was moved from last week’s Pavlovich vs Blaydes card to this show,

Here’s everything you need to know about a big night of action in Nevada.

Where: UFC Apex, Paradise, Nevada

When: Saturday 29th April, (10pm UK time)

How To Watch: BT Sport 1HD

Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Hulan District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

Age: 25

Alias: The Kung Fu Kid

Record: 19-7-1-1

Height: 5’8” 

Reach: 67’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Yadong suffered a fourth-round doctor stoppage TKO defeat to Cory Sandhagen back in September.


Place Of Birth: Pendleton, Oregon, United States

Age: 30

Record: 20-3

Height: 5’6” 

Reach: 69 ” 

Stance: Orthodox 

Last Fight: Simon submitted Welshman Jack Shore in his latest bout, earning a Performance of the Night bonus for his third-round finish.

Full Fight Card: 

Main card

Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon

Caio Borralho vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Cody Brundage 

Emily Ducote vs. Polyana Viana

Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta

Joshua Quinlan vs. Ange Loosa 

Preliminary Card

Martin Buday vs. Jake Collier

Julian Erosa vs. Fernando Padilla

Natan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez

Cody Durden vs. Charles Johnson

Stephanie Egger vs. Irina Alekseeva

Brian Kelleher vs. Journey Newson

Hailey Cowan vs. Jamey-Lyn Horth

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