UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simon Best Prop Bets
UFC VEGAS 72: SONG VS. SIMON BEST PROP BETS – The UFC Apex will once again play host to another fight night card. Song Yadong and Ricky Simon will headline the card in a fight that was supposed to be the co-main event last week.
It is the only fight on the card between ranked fighters, but there are several close fights odds-wise. The prelims will be on ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m. EDT, and the main card will begin at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN+.
Song Yadong is a top-level prospect at twenty-five-years-old. His previous fight was a loss to Cory Sandhagen. The doctor stopped it after the fourth round because of a cut above the eye of Song. He already has 11 UFC bouts on his resume and still has plenty of time to round out his game.
Ricky Simon is thirty-years-old and has 10 fights in the UFC. He is 8-2 in those fights and is on a five-fight winning streak. His most recent bout against Jack Shore ended via an arm-triangle choke in the second round.
Simon to Win by Decision +215
It becomes a much closer fight in a three-round bout, but the advantage swings toward Simon since it is the main event now.
He is a dominant wrestler who averages 6.55 takedowns landed per 15 minutes. He has outstanding cardio and will not tire in the octagon, even with the two additional rounds.
Song Yadong is a talented striker with solid takedown defense. He has defended 71% of takedowns in the UFC but has had some trouble against better wrestlers. He lost to Kyler Phillips, who took him down three times, and Cody Stamann, who took him down five times. He can certainly get the better of Simon on the feet, but once it hits the mat, Simon has the advantage.
Song could easily win a round early in the fight by using his striking and ability to stand up. As the bout extends and he gets tired, getting up after a Simon takedown will be more difficult.
On the feet, he should be able to land powerful shots against Simon but will have to make them count early. If Simon can weather the storm early, he can use his cardio to push a pace that will make Song uncomfortable. Simon will be able to gain a lot of control time in the later rounds of the fight, which should help him get the nod on the scorecards.
Over 4.5 Total Rounds +110
Unless Song Yadong gets a knockout, this fight has a high chance of going the distance.
Simon can get a submission, but Song is talented enough on the ground to stay out of troubling positions. Simon has only lost via knockout once in his career against Urijah Faber, and it may have been an early stoppage.
Either way, he did get clipped, and the ref stopped the fight. He will need to be wary of Song’s power, but, after gaining some respect on the feet, he should be able to start securing takedowns.
Song is a competitor and will not back down, but wrestling for 25 minutes can make anyone tired, especially if they are on the bottom carrying the other person’s weight.
Fight to be Won by Split or Majority Decision +700
Song Yadong lands 4.55 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.93 strikes.
Simon lands 3.04 significant strikes and absorbs 2.95 strikes. Song will likely outpace him on the feet early in the fight.
He lands harder, more damaging shots that count more toward the judging. He can win a few rounds, especially if both men have success. Simon landing takedowns and Song landing damage means the judges could see things differently, which results in split or majority decisions.
This prop offers a lot of value and is worth a small wager.