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  • Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song picks for Saturday, September 17
  • UFC Fight Night is taking place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Preview, predictions and head to head stats
Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song UFC Fight Night Preview & Picks
    Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song Preview & Picks
  • Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song Preview & Picks
  • Cory Sandhagen Form
  • Yadong Song Form
  • Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song FAQs

Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song Preview & Picks

Cory Sandhagen is backed to earn a decision victory.

Yadong Song is in the better form, but Sandhagen has been fighting much tougher opposition.

He is also the more aggressive striker and can fight for 25 minutes, something Song has never done.

  • Sandhagen lands 6.42 significant strikes per minute (Song 4.92)
  • Corey Sandhagen has gone 5 rounds in his last 2 fights
  • Yadong Song has not been stopped by strikes since May 2016
  • 4 of Yadong Song’s 6 career losses have been by decision

Cory Sandhagen Form

Cory Sandhagen has last two fights but remains a top-five fighter in the bantamweight division.

Sandhagen debuted in the UFC in January 2017 and won his first three fights via stoppage.

He made it four-in-a-row by edging a split decision against John Lineker, and then backed that up with a unanimous decision success against Raphael Assuncao.

‘The Sandman’ suffered the first defeat of his UFC career in his next outing though, tapping out to Aljamain Sterling in 88 seconds.

Sandhagen bounced back quickly though, knocking out Marlon Moraes in the second round before finishing Frankie Edgar in 28 seconds.

The 30-year-old American has now won since though, dropping back-to-back fights.

He suffered a split decision defeat to TJ Dillashaw in July 2021 and then fell to a unanimous decision defeat when he faced Petr Yan for the interim bantamweight title last October.

That defeat to Yan left Sandhagen with a 14-4 professional record, with six wins coming by KO/TKO and three by decision.

Yadong Song Form

Yadong Song goes into this UFC Fight Night main event on his best run of form for a couple of years.

Song began his UFC career in 2017 and went on to win his first four fights before going to a majority draw with Cody Starman.

He bounced back to earn a decision win over Marlon Vera in his next outing, but was unable to make it back-to-back wins.

‘The Kung Fu Monkey’ dropped a decision to Kyler Phillips at UFC 259 in March 2021.

He has not lost since though – reeling off three consecutive wins to climb into the top 10 in the bantamweight division.

Song got back on track with a split decision win over Casey Kenney in August 2021, and followed that up by knocking out Julio Arce in the second round a couple of months later.

In his first outing of this year, the 24-year-old Chinese fighter knocked out Marlon Moraes in 126 seconds.

That victory improved Song’s career record to 19-6-1 with 1 No Contest.

Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song FAQs

Where can I watch the Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song live stream?

You can watch the Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song live stream by using ExpressVPN.

Where is Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song taking place?

Cory Sandhagen vs Yadong Song is taking place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, September 17 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Song is a rising star in the bantamweight division, but Sandhagen is backed to halt his rise.

‘The Sandman’ is a strong striker with great cardio and experience of fighting championship rounds.

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