The UFC Releases September 17 Lineup Featuring Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong and Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff

The UFC Releases September 17 Lineup Featuring Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong and Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff

By Abdullah Ouazri
Sunday, July 10th 2022, 3:22AM, 5 months ago

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.

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