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UFC Fight Night Song vs Simon Results – Song Stops Simon late in the Fight

The UFC Fight Night Song vs Simon results are ready for review. The event went live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on 4/29/2023. This Fight Night could be viewed live on ESPN+ at 6:00pm CDT with prelims kicking off at 3:30pm CDT.

Main Event

The main event on this one took top 10 bantamweights #8 Song Yadong against #10 Ricky Simon in a 5 round main event. The fighters were ready to get busy. The UFC announced that there would be no commercial breaks during the main event (let’s hope this continues).

Simon got into trouble after a Song hook dropped him in the second round, but he scrambled up and got a takedown of his own. However, was unable to maintain control and Song got back to work.

In round 3, a low blow from Song Yadong’s left hook paused the action briefly. The two separated and they went back at it. It was becoming clear that Song Yadong was the superior striker in the exchanges. Couple that with the fact that Song was able to defend the takedowns from Simon, and the fight was basically summed up.

In round 4, Song Yadong landed a left hook that sat Ricky Simon down. There were only a few seconds left in the round however and he managed to survive.

In the final round, Song Yadong connected with the same left hook and it found it’s mark. Ricky Simon dropped again, this time with more than enough time left on the clock for Song to work with. He jumped all over his downed opponent and poured on more punches that kept Ricky Simon from being able to recover. After a few unanswered shots Herb Dean stepped in to call this 5th round TKO for Song Yadong.

Co-main Event

UFC Fight Night 223 had a co-main event featuring rising star Caio Borralho against Russian fighter Michal Oleksiejczuk in a middleweight bout.

The first round had a bit of a back and forth with both fighters finding some success with their striking. With under a minute left Caio Borralho got the back of Michal Oleksiejczzuk and punished the body with knees until the round ended.

The second round began and the action looked like more of the same until Caio Borralho took Oleksiejczuk down with a double that the Russian fighter was unable to defend. Moments later, Borralho was changing positions at will. After securing full mount Oleksiejczuk was forced to give up his back. Consequently, Caio Borralho was able to throw in a body triangle and work the rear naked choke (which he secured) and got the tap out at 2:12 of the second round.

UFC Fight Night Song vs Simon Results

Main Card (aired on ESPN 2 & ESPN+ at 6:00pm CDT)

  • Song Yadong (19-7-1), (+100) vs Ricky Simon (20-3-0), (-120) – bantamweight bout – Yadong by 5th round KO/TKO
  • Caio Borralho (14-1-0), (-365) vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (18-6-0), (+300) – middleweight bout – Borralho by 2nd round submission () – (performance of the night)
  • Rodolfo Vieira (9-2-0), (-230) vs Cody Brundage (8-4-0), (+195) – middleweight bout – Vieira by 2nd round submission (arm triangle) – (performance of the night)
  • Julian Erosa (28-12-0) vs Fernando Padilla (15-4-0) – featherweight bout – Padilla by 1st round KO/TKO
  • Marcos Rogerio De Lima (21-9-1), (-190) vs Waldo Cortes Acosta (9-1-0), (+160) – heavyweight bout – De Lima by unanimous decision
  • Josh Quinlan (6-1-0) vs Trey Waters (8-1-0) – welterweight bout – Waters by unanimous decision

Prelims (aired on ESPN 2 & ESPN+ at 3:30pm CDT)

  • Martin Buday (12-1-0), (-105) vs Jake Collier (13-9-0), (-115) – heavyweight bout – Buday by unanimous decision
  • Cody Durden (15-4-1), (+120) vs Charles Johnson (13-5-0), (-140) – Durden by unanimous decision
  • Stehpanie Egger (8-4-0) vs Irina Alekseeva (5-1-0) – women’s bantamweight bout – Alekseeva by 1st round submission
  • Journey Newson (10-4-0) vs Marcus McGhee (6-1-0) – bantamweight bout – McGhee by 2nd round submission (rear naked choke) – performance of the night
  • Hailey Cowan (7-3-0) vs Jamey-Lyn Horth (6-0-0) – women’s bantamweight bout – Horth by unanimous decision

That wraps it up for the UFC Fight Night Song vs Simon results. If you enjoyed this article and want to see more of our UFC MMA action (and we certainly hope you do), follow the link. Check back with us for the next UFC Saturday, May 6, 2023 when the UFC returns to pay-per-view for UFC 288. Triple C returns after three years to challenge the current bantamweight title holder, Aljamain Sterling in one of the biggest fights of the year.

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