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Song vs Simon: Delayed One-Week and Now Headlines This Saturday’s Fight Card

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Published April 26, 2023
11 min read
  • Song vs Simon delayed one-week and now headlines this Saturday’s fight card
  • Caio Borralho looks to win his fourth straight since signing with the UFC
  • Two main card fighters aim to remain undefeated as professionals

UFC Fight Night: Song vs Simon

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Fighter

Odds

Song Yadong

+105
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Ricky Simon

-125
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Fighter

Odds

Caio Borralho

-300
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Michal Oleksiejczuk

+250
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Fighter

Odds

Rodolfo Vieira

-265
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Cody Brundage

+225
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Marcos Rogerio de Lima

-150
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Waldo Cortes-Acosta

+130
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Fighter

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Joshua Quinlan

+120
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Ange Loosa

-140
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UFC Fight Night: Song vs Simon - Picks & Predictions

Song Yadong vs Ricky Simon - Bantamweight Division

Ricky Simon (-125)

Caio Borralho vs Michal Oleksiejczuk - Middleweight division

Caio Borralho (-300)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Cody Brundage - Middleweight division

Rodolfo Vieira (-265)

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta - Heavyweight division

Marcos Rogerio de Lima (-150)

Joshua Quinlan vs Ange Loosa - Welterweight division

Joshua Quinlan (+120)

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UFC Vegas 72 Song vs Simon Predictions

Song Yadong vs Ricky Simon - Bantamweight Division

Song Yadong

TALE OF THE TAPE

Ricky Simon

25

Age

30

5 ft 8 in

Height

5 ft 6 in

67 in

Reach

69 in

19-7-1, 1 no-contest

Record

20-3

Originally slated to take place one week ago, number-eight-ranked bantamweight Song Yadong will take on the number-ten-ranked Ricky Simon in this weekend’s main event.

At just 25 years old, Song Yadong has already competed in 28 professional mixed martial arts bouts. He rode a three-fight winning streak into his most recent fight against Cory sandhagen who, unfortunately for Yadong, defeated him via fourth-round TKO (due to a doctor’s stoppage involving a cut above the eye).

On the opposite side of the cage from Yadong will be Ricky Simon - a fighter who is looking to capture his sixth win in a row. 

Simon has won five straight and has won his last two via second-round stoppage: a knockout of Raphael Assuncao and, most recently, a submission over Jack Shore.

In what will appear to be a trend, one fighter will stand taller while the other will enjoy the reach advantage. Yadong is the taller man but Simon will have a two-inch reach advantage. 

The elder Ricky Simon is listed as the -125 favorite.

To find out how to place your bets for this featured bantamweight main event, check out our ultimate UFC betting guide to get started.

Caio Borralho vs Michal Oleksiejczuk - Middleweight Division

Caio Borralho

TALE OF THE TAPE

Michal Oleksiejczuk

30

Age

28

6 ft 1 in

Height

6 ft

75 in

Reach

74 in

13-1

Record

18-5, 1 no-contest

After back-to-back wins on the Contender Series in 2021, Caio Borralho signed with the UFC and is now 3-0 with the promotion.

He defeated Makhmud Muradov by decision in his most recent bout last October and has not been defeated in a mixed martial arts contest since his second professional bout back in 2015.

Michal Oleksiejczuk has won his last two fights in a row - both by first-round stoppage. He earned a TKO over Sam Alvey last August and, most recently, defeated Cody Brundage by knockout last December.

Holding black belts in both Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as muay thai, Borralho will also look to employ his one-inch advantage in both reach and height this Saturday. He is listed as a -300 favorite - the biggest betting favorite on the main card.

Rodolfo Vieira vs Cody Brundage - Middleweight Division

Rodolfo Vieira

TALE OF THE TAPE

Cody Brundage

33

Age

28

5 ft 11 in

Height

6 ft

73 in

Reach

72 in

8-2

Record

8-3

Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rodolfo Vieira is now 3-2 in the UFC and will enter the octagon this Saturday hoping to rebound from his most recent unanimous decision loss to Chris Curtis that took place last June.

Cody Brundage is also hoping to recover from a recent loss. He last fought co-main event fighter Michal Oleksiejczuk last December, suffering a first-round defeat by knockout. 

Brundage will stand one inch taller than Vieira but will be at a one-inch disadvantage in reach. His BJJ blue belt also doesn’t quite stack up to Vieira’s own grappling credentials and because of this Brundage will enter the cage this Saturday as a +225 underdog.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta - Heavyweight Division

Marcos Rogerio de Lima

TALE OF THE TAPE

Waldo Coretes-Acosta

37

Age

31

6 ft 1 in

Height

6 ft 4 in

75 in

Reach

78 in

20-8-1

Record

9-0

Brazilian fighter Marcos Rogerio de Lima is 3-1 over his last four contests and is coming off a first-round submission win over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrea Arlovski. That win came last October and this will be de Lima’s first fight of 2023.

He takes on undefeated Waldo Cortes-Acosta - a fighter who has won both of his UFC bouts thus far by way of unanimous decision. He last defeated Chase Sherman last November.

Marcos rogerio de Lima will look to utilize his BJJ black belt and grappling skills and attempt to negate Cortes-Acosta’s advantages in both height and reach. 

The more experienced de Lima is listed as the -150 favorite.

Joshua Quinlan vs Ange Loosa - Welterweight Division

Joshua Quinlan

TALE OF THE TAPE

Ange Loosa

30

Age

29

6 ft

Height

5 ft 10 in

72 in

Reach

74 in

6-0

Record

9-3

The undefeated Josh Quinlan made his UFC debut last August and made a statement by knocking out Jason Witt in the first-round.

His opponent, Ange Loosa, is 1-1 under the UFC banner and is coming off of a unanimous decision win over A.J. Fletcher last Summer. 

Despite standing two inches taller than Loosa, Josh Quinlan will be at a two-inch reach disadvantage this Saturday night. Although undefeated, Quinlan is listed as a +120 underdog.

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How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Yadong vs Simon

  • LOCATION: UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 29
  • TIME: 7 PM EST
  • HOW: ESPN, ESPN+, TSN2
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