UFC 265 Result – Song Yadong Edges Casey Kenny With Split Decision

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 2

Song Yadong picked up a split decision win over Casey Kenny despite the displeasure of the audience with the decision from the judges, who preceded over the fight at UFC 265, which took place on Saturday night at the Toyota Centre in Houston.

The Bantamweight fight which served as the Main Card Opener saw Yadong (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) defeat Casey Kenney (16-4-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC) with scores split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27). The main card was broadcasted on Pay-Per-View after Prelims on ESPN+.

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 3

Kenny was the aggressor throughout the fight but Yadong was able to tag Kenny consecutively with numerous telling counter strikes. Both fighters prefered fighting on their feet  and in a distance but there was a little cage shuffle between the two while Yadong had his success during their time in close quartets.

Yadong was able to understand his range and used that distance to punch and kick Kenny, connecting the cleaner and harder punches in the fight. The fight was ended with both thinking they had won and Kenny jumped on the cage after Yadong was announced the winner to signal for support.

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 4

Yadong finds his way back on the win column, bouncing back from his unanimous decision loss to Kyler Philips back in March and in his last four outings, has been able to muster a 2-1-1 record.

Kenny, who came into the fight on the back of a split decision loss to former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 259 back in March handed another loss and will have to wait much longer to get back on the win column.

Watch Full Fight Video Highlights Of Song Yadong’s Split Decision Win Over Casey Kenny At UFC 265

 

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 5Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 6

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 8Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 7Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 10Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 11Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 12Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 13

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 14

Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 15Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 16Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 19Song Yadong Defeats Casey Kenny UFC 265 Photo 20

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback

[…] Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) — Read Recap […]