MMA Preview – Cody Stamann vs Song Yadong at UFC on ESPN 7

THE FACTS

When is UFC on ESPN 7? Sunday 8th December, 2019 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 7? Capital One Arena, Washington D.C

What channel is UFC on ESPN 7 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 7? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC on ESPN 7? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The Team Alpha Male prospect Song Yadong returns to the octagon to take on Cody Stamann who has only lost once in his last 12 fights.

That loss came after Stamann won his first three UFC bouts which stretched his impressive record to 17-1. He met Aljamain Sterling who gave him a taste of the elite with a crazy-rare submission called the Suloev Stretch. However, Stamann got back to winning ways in his last outing earning the 10th decision of his career against Alejandro Perez.

Yadong is also coming off a win over Perez but a far more impressive first round knockout. The Chinese native is only 21 years old but performs like a veteran, winning his last seven fights with five finishes.

THE PREDICTION

This will be a high-calibre and fast-paced scrap. Both fighters are very technical but Yadong is more explosive with knockout power. That said, Stamann is very tough and has never been knocked out. If Yadong cannot find a knockout, Stamann will test his cardio and look to take him into deep waters with clinches and takedown attempts but only if he remains patient and is prepared for an even more dangerous version of Yadong.

Winner: Stamann via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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