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UFC 239 video: Song Yadong scores picture-perfect right hand KO of Alejandro Perez

Song Yadong lands a knockout punch on Alejandro Perez at UFC 239
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Song Yadong might be the next great prospect to come out of the Team Alpha Male gym.

Looking to improve to 4-0 inside the Octagon, Yadong did just that with a stunning first-round KO of Alejandro Perez on the ESPN preliminary portion of UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The 21-year-old bantamweight, who hails from China, slipped a Perez hook while throwing a picture-perfect right hand that landed square on Perez’s jaw. A couple of follow-up punches sealed the deal at the 2:04 mark of the opening round.

Yadong has now won seven straight fights and he is unbeaten in four UFC appearances. He becomes just the second fighter to KO Perez, a veteran of 30 pro bouts.