On December 9, 2023, the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, will witness a thrilling clash of titans as Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez face each other in the main event of UFC Vegas 83. This high-stakes battle between two top bantamweights promises to be a game-changer for either fighter, potentially catapulting them up the rankings with a victory.
The Kungfu Monkey's Strategy
Song Yadong, also known as 'The Kungfu Monkey,' carries an impressive record of 20-7-1 into the ring. At 25, Yadong is entering his prime fighting years, celebrated for his athleticism, quickness, and ability to deliver knockout punches. His recent victories highlight improved fight strategy and composure, enhancing his powerful striking. His only recent loss was to Cory Sandhagen, a formidable contender. Yadong's game plan against Gutierrez involves pressuring opponents with body work and calf kicks before targeting the head.
Gutierrez's Low Kicking Abilities
Chris Gutierrez, with a record of 20-5-2, is recognized for his exceptional low kicking abilities. Nine of his victories have been by knockout, his strategy involving the use of low kicks to wear down opponents. Despite a recent loss to Pedro Munhoz, a win against Yadong could be a significant boost to Gutierrez's ranking and the most notable win in his career.
High Stakes Battle
UFC Vegas 83 will witness a high-stakes battle of explosive strikers, with both fighters vying for a victory that could elevate their position in the UFC rankings. In addition to the prestige, UFC will pay more than $1.5 million in salary, incentives, and bonuses, underscoring the high stakes of this match. As two celebrated strikers with 18 combined career knockouts, Song and Gutierrez are expected to deliver an electrifying performance.