Song Yadong vs Chris Gutierrez Prediction UFC Picks 12/9

Song Yadong vs Chris Gutierrez Prediction UFC Picks 12/9

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UFC Fight Night: Yadong vs. Gutierrez

Get ready for an exhilarating bantamweight clash at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV, on December 9, 2023, featuring Song Yadong, fighting out of Team Alpha Male, and Chris Gutierrez, representing FactoryX Muay Thai.

 

Song Yadong

Song Yadong, known as the Kung Fu Kid, is a skilled bantamweight from China, standing at 5'8" and weighing 136 lbs. With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw, Yadong possesses an impressive combination of striking and submission skills.

Recent Fight History:

  • Apr 29, 2023: Yadong secured a spectacular KO/TKO victory over Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Simon, demonstrating his finishing ability in the fifth round.
  • Sep 17, 2022: In a hard-fought battle at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song, Yadong faced Cory Sandhagen, resulting in a TKO victory due to a doctor's stoppage in the fourth round.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Yadong, fighting out of the orthodox stance, is known for his dynamic striking and knockout power. With a blend of Kung Fu techniques, he poses a constant threat to opponents on the feet. Additionally, Yadong has displayed submission skills, making him a well-rounded fighter.

 

Chris Gutierrez

Chris Gutierrez, nicknamed El Guapo, represents FactoryX Muay Thai and hails from the USA. Standing at 5'9" and weighing 136 lbs, Gutierrez boasts a record of 20 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws, showcasing his resilience and striking proficiency.

Recent Fight History:

  • Oct 14, 2023: Gutierrez secured a unanimous decision victory over Alatengheili at UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza, highlighting his ability to control the pace and earn a win on the judges' scorecards.
  • Apr 15, 2023: In a closely contested matchup at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen, Gutierrez faced Pedro Munhoz, resulting in a unanimous decision loss. This setback adds motivation for a strong comeback.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Gutierrez, fighting out of the orthodox stance, is known for his technical striking, with a perfect record in knockout victories. El Guapo's ability to maintain a high level of output and control the pace makes him a challenging opponent in the bantamweight division.

 

Prediction:

Expect a thrilling battle between Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez in the bantamweight division. Both fighters bring a mix of striking skills and determination to secure a victory.

Considering the well-matched skills of Yadong and Gutierrez, and their recent performances, the prediction leans towards the fight going over 3.5 rounds. Both fighters have showcased their ability to withstand their opponents' attacks, making it likely that this bout will see the judges' scorecards.

 

Pick: Fight to Go Over 3.5 Rounds -145

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