Song Yadong outplayed Chris Gutierrez, wants Petr Yan next

Song Yadong shares his thoughts on the win, reacts to Petr Yan's tweet and calls him out to fight.

by Aryan Lakhani
Song Yadong outplayed Chris Gutierrez, wants Petr Yan next
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Song Yong continues to rise; the year 2023 has been great for him; Yadong is on a strong two match winning streak. Yadong performed well today; he outplayed Chris Gutierrez and secured a unanimous decision win.

Petr Yan reacted to the match, and from his tweet, it would be fair to assume that he found it boring.

Yadong acknowledged Petr Yan’s tweet and called him out to fight in the UFC 299 event, which is scheduled to take place on 9th March 2024.

Song Yadong post-fight interview

In the post-fight interview, Song Yadong explained why he couldn’t secure a knockout win and revealed what he wants next from here.

“I was ready for his leg kicks,” Song said, as quoted by “In the fight, I want to knock everyone out, but this guy comes very good. I couldn’t find the distance. He always use his faints, his kicks.

But my coach, Urijah (Faber), told me to go more MMA style, and I went to the legs and took him down. In the fourth round, I knew he was very tired, and I wanted to finish him. But he kept holding me on the ground”.

Song Yadong on Petr Yan’s reaction

“I already fought two guys lower than me, so I want to fight Petr Yan, He post the emoji.

It means the fight was boring. but his last fight was boring, too. Let’s fight at UFC 299. I heard that he wants to fight in March. We can fight in March. We both don’t go back. Let’s go face-to-face. Let’s see who’s boxing is good.

Let’s see who is the best boxer in this division.

Song Yadong on what he want’s next

“Anyone in the top five, I want top-five fighters. I don’t want to fight outside of top 10”.