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Petr Yan Ends Losing Streak with Dominant Victory Over Song Yadong at UFC 299

Petr Yan celebrating his win
Former UFC Champion Petr Yan

In a thrilling showdown to kick off UFC 299, Petr Yan showcased his resilience and skill, securing a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Song Yadong, putting an end to his three-fight losing streak.

From the onset, Yan displayed his trademark tenacity, weathering Song's early aggression to assert his dominance as the fight progressed. Despite a slow start, Yan's calculated strikes and strategic takedowns proved decisive, wearing down Song over 15 grueling minutes.

With the judges scoring the fight 29-28 in Yan's favor, the victory marks a triumphant return for the former bantamweight champion, who hadn't tasted victory since 2021. Reflecting on his win, Yan expressed gratitude to his supporters and signaled his readiness for the challenges ahead.

"One year, I don’t fight," Yan remarked. "I’m very happy to stay here with this win. It’s a very, very important win for me. Thank you very much who support me. I am back. I want a hard fight with a hard opponent. It doesn’t matter who is my next opponent."

Despite Song's resilience and boxing prowess, Yan's strategic takedowns and relentless striking proved too much to handle. As the fight progressed, Yan's precision and power became increasingly evident, punctuated by a well-timed takedown that led to ground-and-pound dominance.

As the final bell rang, Yan's victory was sealed, reaffirming his status as a formidable force in the bantamweight division. With his win over Song Yadong, Yan reasserts his presence among the elite contenders at 135 pounds, ready to take on the best in the division once again.


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