Song Yadong’s striking looked very crisp again tonight at UFC Fight Night 197 as he delivered a second round TKO finish over Julio Arce that was set-up by a head kick.
Song with a leg kick. Reaching overhand from Song now. Arce looking to land, but Song the more active for now as he lands to the leg again while staying light on his feet.
Brief exchange in close. Jab for Arce. Missed kick from Song. Thigh kick from Song. Song ducks under a punch and then drives forward swinging punches, but Arce does well to avoid them as he backs up.
Nice right hand for Song. Fast head kick attempt from him, but it’s blocked. He lands a leg kick. Song bursts forward again and lands a left hook.
Fast jab from Arce. Kick to the body from Song, Arce returns fire with a body kick of his own. Another kick from Song. Jab for Arce.
Arce connecting with the jab again. Song goes to the body and then a left hook behind it. Head kick attempt from Song.
Song working to the body and head nicely. Arce starts to get busier with his jab. Inside leg kick from Song.
Jab for Song. Body kick from Arce. They both comes up just short with jabs. Arce throwing with more purpose now, but Song is right there with him. Solid body kick from Song and a nice straight punch in response from Arce.
Low leg kick from Arce. He keeps pumping out the jab. Now he lands to the body. Head kick from Song and Arce just stops in his tracks for a moment. Song can see he’s hurt and as his opponent hits reverse gear, he chases after him and lands two big right hands that slump Arce to the mat for a big TKO finish at 1.35mins of Rd2.