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Cory Sandhagen vs Song Yadong – Bantamweight Division
Chidi Njokuani vs Gregory Rodrigues – Middleweight Division
Andre Fili vs Bill Algeo – Featherweight Division
Tanner Boser vs Rodrigo Nascimento – Heavyweight Division
|Cory Sandhagen||TALE OF THE TAPE||Song Yadong|
|5 ft. 11 in.||Height||5 ft. 8 in.|
|70 in.||Reach||67 in.|
|14-4||Record||19-6-1, 1 no-contest|
Hoping to snap a two-fight losing skid, number-four bantamweight Cory Sandhagen takes on number-ten ranked Song Yadong in the main event of UFC Fight Night.
Song Yadong has won three straight – most recently defeating former title challenger Marlon Moraes via first-round knockout this past March. His performance was worthy of a post-fight bonus.
In what was deemed Fight of the Night, Sandhagen most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Petr Yan. The bout was contested for the interim UFC bantamweight title. Prior to that loss, Sandhagen had dropped a very close split-decision to the returning T.J. Dillashaw.
Sandhagen, a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, will stand three inches taller than his opponent and will enjoy a three-inch reach advantage.
He is listed as a -215 favorite over Song Yadong despite his recent losses.
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|Chidi Njokuani||TALE OF THE TAPE||Gregory Rodrigues|
|6 ft. 3 in.||Height||6 ft. 3 in.|
|80 in.||Reach||75 in.|
|22-7, 1 no-contest||Record||12-4|
Chidi Njokuani has been one to watch since signing with the UFC. He competed on the Contender Series in 2021, earning a third-round KO over Mario Sousa.
He has since fought twice under the promotion’s banner, and has back–to-back first-round KO wins over Marc-Andre Barriault and, most recently, Dusko Todorovic.
Gregory Rodrigues is currently 3-1 in the UFC and is coming off a first-round KO of his own over Julian Marquez that took place this past June.
Of eight combined UFC fights, these two men already have four post-fight bonuses.
Despite these men standing at equal height, Njokuani will have a significant five-inch reach advantage.
|Andre Fili||TALE OF THE TAPE||Bill Algeo|
|5 ft. 11 in.||Height||6 ft.|
|74 in.||Reach||73 in.|
|21-9, 1 no-contest||Record||16-6|
Having won back-to-back fights over Joanderson Brito and Herbert Burns, Bill Algeo now looks to extend his winning streak to three with a win over Andre Fili.
Fili has had a rough go as of late, going 1-2 with one no-contest over his last four fights. He most recently suffered a first-round TKO loss at the hands of Joanderson Brito this past April.
Algeo will stand one-inch taller but Fili will have a one-inch reach advantage.
|Tanner Boser||TALE OF THE TAPE||Rodrigo Nascimento|
|6 ft. 2 in.||Height||6 ft. 3 in.|
|75.5 in.||Reach||80 in.|
|20-8-1||Record||8-1, 1 no-contest|
Holding a black belt in karate and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Tanner Boser recently snapped a two-fight losing skid with his second-round knockout of former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Ovince St. Preux.
He faces Rodrigo Nascimento, who entered the UFC as an undefeated 7-0. However, after winning his first fight for the promotion, he has gone on to lose to Chris Daukaus via first-round KO and, most recently, had a TKO win overturned to a no-contest.
Nascimento will be the taller man and will also have a 4.5-inch reach advantage over Boser. Despite this, it is Boser who is listed at -210.
|Event||UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Song|
|Location||UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada|
|Time||Saturday, September 17, 5 PM EST|
|How to watch||ESPN, ESPN+, TSN2|
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