SongYadong is a rising Chinese Mixed Martial Artist. He has been fighting in professional matches since 2013. Song currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship under the Bantamweight division. Yadong is also known by The King Fu Monkey. The fighter competes with Team Alpha Male.
Song Yadong was born on December 2, 1997, in Hulan District, Harbin. He is yet to utter a single word about his parents. As per sources, The fighter was raised by a single parent. He holds Chinese nationality and belongs to an Asian ethnic background. Talking about his physical appearance, Yading stands five feet and eight inches tall and weighs 61 kg.
Song Yadong has an estimated net worth of more than $500,000. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his short career in the UFC and WLF matches. A UFC player does not need to win his match to earn his prize money; rather, they have minimum prize money and earn extra money if they win the match. Also, They make a handsome amount from their sponsorship and advertising deals.
Song took home prize money of $144,000 from his single match against Alejandro Perez in 2019. Dividing his prize money, Yadong earned $45,000 to show, $45,000 as his win bonus, $50,000 for Performance of the Night bonus and $4,000 fight week incentive pay. The UFC fighter is very much early in his career and will be making millions in the future. In 2018, Yadong earned prize money of $100,000 from two UFC matches.
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Song is an active social media user. He keeps sharing photos of his games, training and matches. Following his timeline, it seems like Yadong is single as of 2021, but in an interview in August 2021, The UFC fighter shared about having a wife and a son. However, He has successfully kept his personal life away from the reach of the media.
Yadong started training in martial arts at the age of nine. He eventually began training in mixed martial arts at the age of thirteen. Song made his professional debut in 2013 at the age of sixteen in the RUFF 9 match against Wuheng Zhao. His debut match ended with No contest after suffering a groin injury.
Song won his next four matches and lost his first professional event in RUFF 13 against Xian Ji unanimously. In April 2015, Yadong made his Featherweight debut at the WBK 3 and won via Knock Out. He spent his next two years in the WLF and also made Lightweight debut in October 2017. Song signed with the UFC in November 2017 and debuted against Bharat Khandare, winning the match and Performance of the Night.
Yadong returned to Bantamweight and fought against Felipe Arantes and won Performace of the Night prize money. In July 2019, Song won his third Performance of the Night prize money against Alejandro Perez. In March 2021, The UFC fighter lost his first UFC match against Kyler Philips in UFC 259. He won his last match in August 2021 against Kenney. Song is set to face Julio Arce on November 13, 2021.
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