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UFC Fight Night 223 Betting: Yadong vs Simon Fight Analysis, Picks and Odds (Saturday, April 29th, 2023)

Song Yadong vs Ricky Simon

This week’s UFC main event will take place between Song Yadong and Ricky Simon. Both fighters were scheduled to fight at the UFC Fight Night 222, but the battle was canceled. The UFC betting odds are flourishing online as these top fighters enter the octagon to exchange fists. The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-main event will take place between Caio Borralho and Michal Oleksiejczuk. A list of fights will get underway as these top fighters battle under their respective divisions.

UFC Fight Night 223: Song Yadong vs Ricky Simon Betting Information

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: Pay Per View / ESPN+

UFC Fight Night 223: Song Yadong vs Ricky Simon Odds

Fighter ML
Song Yadong +101
Ricky Simon -121
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Song Yadong

Song Yadong is holding a 9-7-1 record with one NC. Yadong is a great fighter with effective wrestling skills. Yadong has lost two fights out of his last five and lastly was defeated by Cory Sandhagen through knockout. Standing at 5.8 inches, Yadong has a reach of 67 inches. In terms of takedowns, Yadong is landing an average of 0.63 takedowns every 15 minutes and has an accuracy of 55 percent. The talented fighter is managing to land an average of 4.55 significant strikes in each minute with an accuracy of 41 percent.

Ricky Simon

Rickey Simon is holding a career record of 20-3-0. Simon is managing to land an average of 3.04 significant strikes in each minute with an accuracy of 44 percent. When it comes to takedowns, Simon is attempting 6.55 takedowns every 15 minutes with a 52 percent accuracy. Simon is standing at 5.6 with a reach of 69 inches and he uses an orthodox stance in the ring. Last July, Simon took on Jack Shore and managed to win the fight through the method of submission. Simon is slightly better when compared to Yadong and he has better accuracy when it comes to striking.

Song Yadong vs Ricky Simon Betting Numbers

Yadong Simon
Record 19-7-1 (1 NC) 20-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country China United States
Height 5′ 8″ 5′ 6″
Weight 135 lbs. 135 lbs.
Reach 67″ 69″
Win by KO/TKO 42% 30%
Submissions 16% 20%
Decisions 42% 50%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 4.55 3.04
Striking Accuracy 41% 44%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 3.93 2.95
Striking Defense 59% 64%
Takedown Average 0.63 6.55
Takedown Accuracy 55% 52%
Takedown Defense 71% 75%
Submission Average 0.2 0.5

Yadong vs. Simon Summary

Song Yadong has shown some signs of weakness, which makes him the underdog in this fight. Ricky Simon is a talented fighter and he has the ability to defeat Yadong with his technical skills. Take Simon to use his skills to his advantage and defeat Yadong in this entertaining battle. The UFC betting lines are in favor of Simon to win this fight.


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