Song Yadong meets Kyler Phillips in the preliminary rounds of UFC 259 in a fascinating bantamweight bout.Yadong is currently undefeated in the UFC, only one fight does not lead to a victory The 23-year-old Chinese star fought in December 2019 against Cody Stamann for the majority and defeated Marlon Vera in his last fight in the UFC

On the flip side, the fight against Yadong Phillips’ will be third entry in the Octagon Last October, he defeated Cameron Else in his final fight by TKO

Team Alpha Male trainee, Yadong, is currently ranked # 114 in the UFC bantamweight and is much more battle-hardened than his opponent Phillips in his draw with Cody Stamann, but some might argue that Stamann won this fight could have won

Yadong’s last win against Marlon Vera was questionable for some too. But the Chinese star showed his skills and proved that he is worth fighting against qualified fighters from the bantamweight division

Though Phillips has very little experience in the UFC, he has looked fine in both bouts at the Octagon, but he has yet to be tested against high profile opponents The fight against the senior Yadong will be a true judgment on his skill level

Yadong has a professional record of 16-4 He is a striker with 6 T / KO wins and 3 wins by submission “Matrix” has a professional record of 8-1 with 5 T / KO wins and one submission win / p>

In the UFC, Yadong landed 354 significant hits per minute and absorbed 274 in the process He has a hit accuracy of 39% and landed 1/3 takedowns Yadong also has a defense of 67% which compliments his attacks very well / p>

Phillips has to implement his game plan and prove that he is indeed UFC standard, with a good performance against Yadong.But the preliminary clash is a fight between an unknown fighter and a household name so it’s difficult in this type of fight compete against a proven competitor

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA writer for EssentialSports and currently lives in Calcutta.His favorite fighters are Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua Apratim has a B pursued Graduated from Jadavpur University

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