Yadong Song vs. Kyler Phillips – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Yadong Song and Kyler Phillips faced each other in the bantamweight bout at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya, which took place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, inside the Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in no audience. There were 15 fights on the card. You can view UFC 259 results and fight bonuses. UFC 259 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Kyler Phillips defeated Yadong Song in round 3 by Decision – Unanimous. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 350 strikes combined in this fight, 294 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 5 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Kyler Phillips full fight stats

Kyler Phillips was firing at a 42% accuracy, throwing 161 strikes and landing 67. There were 59 significant strikes, 38 of 112 landing to the head, 16 of 23 shots to the body and 5 of 7 leg kicks. Kyler Phillips went for 5 takedowns and landed 3.

Strikes Thrown
67 of 161 (42%)
Significant Strikes
59 of 142 (42%)
Head Strikes
38
Body Strikes
20
Leg Strikes
5
Takedowns
3 of 5

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Kyler Phillips did against Yadong Song.

Yadong Song full fight stats

Yadong Song landed 47% of all his strikes. There were 39 of 120 significant strikes to the head, 20 of 32 body shots, and 8 of 9 leg kicks. Yadong Song attempted 0 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Yadong Song threw and landed against Kyler Phillips.

Strikes Thrown
89 of 189 (47%)
Significant Strikes
69 of 152 (45%)
Head Strikes
39
Body Strikes
20
Leg Strikes
8
Takedowns
0 of 0

Kyler Phillips won by Decision – Unanimous. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC 259
Date
March 6, 2021
Fight
Yadong Song vs. Kyler Phillips
Winner
Kyler Phillips
Method
Decision – Unanimous
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
350
Significant Strikes Thrown
294
Total Takedowns Attempted
5

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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