The bantamweight contest between Julio Arce (17-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Song Yadong (17-5-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) started the main card of UFC Vegas 42. These two athletes gave their all, and it was a competitive fight until Yadong ended the fight in a spectacular fashion.
Round 1 – Yadong and Arce took some time before exchanging shots. Yadong swung hard but missed and Arce kept his distance with a stiff jab. Yadong was not looking to score points he was swinging to get a knockout, the right hand from Yadong was good but Arce was setting his shots better with a jab. A hard body kick lands from Yadong but Arce lands a straight to make things even, very close round.
Song Yadong gets the TKO victory over Julio Arce at UFC Vegas 42
Round 2 – Arce was trying to pressure Yadong and he was fighting behind his jab. A couple of early exchanges but nothing significant landed. Yadong was now looking to counter and he landed a couple of straights that hurt his opponent. Arce tried to advance, but he was stung by a combination, Yadong followed it up with a head kick and hook, Arce was hurt, and Yadong sealed the deal with a barrage of punches. The referee stopped the fight, and Yadong got the victory. Great start to the main card of UFC Vegas 42