On the UFC Fight Night 208: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev broadcast, the promotion revealed the main and co-main event slots for Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Yadong. The card features:
Cory Sandhagen (#4) vs. Song Yadong (#10) - 135 lbs
Giga Chikadze (#8) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (#12) - 145 lbs
Chidi Njokuani vs. Gredory Rodrigues - 185 lbs
Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata - 145 lbs
Maryna Moroz vs. Sijara Eubanks - 125 lbs
Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento - 265 lbs
The main event is a high-stakes bout between Cory Sandhagen and Song Yadong that could produce a potential #1 contender. Sandhagen will look to snap a 2-fight skid, suffering decision losses to TJ Dillashaw and Petr Yan in his most recent outings.
Song Yadong is riding the momentum of a 3-fight win streak, with knockouts in his last 2 fights. He fought Marlos Moraes earlier this year in March and finished him by knockout in the first round.
The co-main event will also have heavy implications on its divisional rankings with the numbers 8 and 12 in the world facing off against each other.
Giga Chikadze's last fight was a main event spot that took place against Calvin Kattar on January 15th in the first event of the year. Kattar put on a masterful performance and would earn a unanimous decision victory. Chikadze was on a 7-fight win streak before that, with his last 3 wins coming by knockout.
Yusuff fought Alex Caceres in his last fight. It was a close back and forth fight that saw him earn a hard-fought unanimous decision victory. He has won 7 of his 8 UFC fights with just 1 loss coming to Arnold Allen.
This card is showcases the mainstays of the UFC elite and up-and-coming talent with lots of potential.