Song Yadong vs Julio Arce Odds, Preview and Prediction, November 13 (11/13): UFC

Song Yadong vs Julio Arce Odds, Preview and Prediction, November 13 (11/13): UFC

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  • Nov 11, 2021, 2:10:55 PM
Credit: photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Time (Main Card) 4:00 p.m. EST
Song Yadong money line -135
Julio Arce money line +115


Key stats
  Song Yadong Julia Arce
Height 5'8 5'7
Weight 135 135
Reach 67' 70'
Record 17-5-1 17-4
Streak W1 W1
Last 5 3-1-1 3-2




In the Bantamweight division, we have a showdown between Song ‘Kung Fu Monkey’ Yadong and Julia Arce. At only twenty three years old, Yadong is impressively 6-1-1 in eight fights. With wins over Casey Kenney and Marlon Vera, albeit controversial, Yadong checks in at #15 in the Bantamweight division. Most recently, Yadong defeated the aforementioned Kenney. Meanwhile, Arce most recently beat Andre Ewell via decision. The victory was Arce’s fourth in the UFC, and third via finish. A big opportunity awaits Arce, as he has the chance to crack the top fifteen rankings with a win.




This is an excellent fight and good test for both, as they climb up the Bantamweight ranks. Song Yadong, who is only twenty three years old, has done a magnificent job. With six wins inside the octagon, three of which come via finish, Yadong isn’t your average prospect. Having started fighting at sixteen years old, Yadong has already accumulated twenty three fights. Yadong is primarily a striker, who has power and does a good job of throwing volume. In eight UFC fights, only once has Yadong been outstruck. Then there is Julio Arce, who boasts excellent takedown defense and striking. Having defeated Dan Ige, who is currently 9th in the rankings, Arce is more than capable of making some noise in the Bantamweight division. 

As for a prediction, I have Yadong. While I expect this fight to be close, I believe Yadong is the better striker of the two. However, if Arce can get off a heavy leg attack, which he is capable of doing, things could get dicey. Ultimately I believe the volume and slightly better precision of Yadong is going to eke him out at least two rounds over Arce. So with that said, I predict that Yadong wins via decision.


PICK: Yadong Song (-135)


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