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Battle in the Dragon's Den: Song Yadong vs. Chris Gutierrez Set to Headline UFC Shanghai in December

"China, get ready for an electrifying showdown!" UFC is set to make a triumphant return to Shanghai, and this time, it's promising to be a blockbuster event like no other. On December 9, the Shanghai Indoor Arena will bear witness to a bantamweight clash of titans, as Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez step into the Octagon to headline UFC Shanghai.

As the famous saying goes, "The Dragon never sleeps," and Song Yadong, the 25-year-old prodigy, is set to prove just that. Song has been on a roll this year, with a remarkable main event performance against Ricky Simon in April, culminating in a fifth-round TKO victory. His relentless fighting spirit has catapulted him to the No. 7 spot in the UFC Rankings. Scheduled to face Rob Font at UFC 292 in August, Song's fans were left disappointed as he was forced to withdraw from the bout. But now, the Dragon is ready to roar again in his homeland.

Opposite him, Chris "El Guapo" Gutierrez is no stranger to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. With an 8-2-1 record in his 11-fight UFC journey, Gutierrez is a force to be reckoned with. His unanimous decision win over Alatengheili at UFC Vegas 81 in October showcased his resilience and striking prowess. Earlier this year, Gutierrez's eight-fight unbeaten streak came to a halt at the hands of Pedro Munhoz in April, but he rebounded impressively with a highlight-reel knockout of Frankie Edgar at UFC 281.

This main event promises fireworks, as both Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez look to cement their place in the highly competitive bantamweight division. The battle for supremacy in the Dragon's Den will be one to remember, so mark your calendars for December 9 and brace yourself for an unforgettable night of mixed martial arts action in Shanghai!


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