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Tale of the tape for Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera

Song Yadong and Marlon Vera square off in a middleweight contenders bout at UFC on ESPN on May 16th. We break down the odds.

Song Yadong of China reacts after losing a point for an illegal knee in his bantamweight bout against Cody Stamann during the UFC Fight Night event at Capital One Arena on December 07, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images


A matchup of two ranked featherweights will be a part of the main card at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on May 16th as Song Yadong faces Marlon Vera at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Yadong has a gaudy 15-1-1 record in MMA, and has yet to be defeated in a UFC octagon with a 4-0-1 record. He wins in multiple ways, with two KO’s, a submission and a decision since joining the promotion in 2017. The Chinese fighter originally studied Wushu before finding mixed martial arts, and is the #14 ranked featherweight entering the bout.

Vera has a 9-4 UFC record, including five wins in a row entering Saturday’s matchup. A participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, the Ecuadorian native is 15-5-1 in MMA, and is 15th in the featherweight division. 57% of his wins in the octagon have come by submission, and he’ll likely look to take this fight to the mat.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera at UFC on ESPN on May 16th:

Money line odds

Song Yadong: -200
Marlon Vera: +160

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