Song Yadong wife: Who is the UFC bantamweight married to?

Relatively little is known about Song Yadong outside the octagon [Image Credit: @yadongsong on Instagram]
Relatively little is known about Song Yadong outside the octagon [Image Credit: @yadongsong on Instagram]

This weekend’s UFC 299 pay-per-view event is set to feature a key bantamweight headliner between No.7-ranked Song Yadong and No.4-ranked Petr Yan.

The last time Song Yadong was in action, ‘The Kung Fu Kid’ was able to outclass Chris Gutierrez in a five-round contest. A win this weekend would be his sixth victory in seven fights.

Despite being part of the UFC’s roster since 2017, little is known about Yadong outside the octagon. A glance at his Instagram account, for instance, shows little more than fighting and training photos, although he did reveal earlier this year that he was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco.

Despite this, it is well-known that the Chinese fighter is married and has a son. This was confirmed by Yadong in an interview following his 2021 victory over Casey Kenney when he stated the following:

“I feel very excited, my wife and son’s here, that’s the most important bit for me.”
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Interestingly, online reports suggest that UFC fans could be more familiar with Song Yadong’s wife Daisy than they may initially realize.

This is because according to various sources, Daisy Yadong regularly acts as her husband’s translator when he is interviewed post-fight.

If these sources are correct, Daisy can be seen in the following video, which shows Yadong being interviewed after his 2022 knockout victory over Marlon Moraes.

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Whether his wife will accompany him for his fight this weekend, however, remains to be seen. For his last fight against Guttierez, his post-fight interview saw him utilize a different translator.


Song Yadong vs. Petr Yan: Could the winner receive a UFC bantamweight title shot?

This weekend’s UFC 299 event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champion Sean O'Malley and Marlon 'Chito' Vera.

No.1-ranked Merab Dvalishvili will most likely fight the winner of this fight for the undisputed title soon. As a result, Song Yadong and Petr Yan's chances of fighting for the title immediately after the win seem unlikely.

Yan, who is on a three-fight losing skid, might need to string a few more wins together before fighting for the title. However, ‘The Kung Fu Kid’ may not be as far away from a crack at the gold as things seem.

That’s because he holds a 2020 victory over 'Chito'. If ‘Chito’ were to upset ‘Sugar’, then, Yadong could justify asking for a title shot if he were to win this weekend. Additionally, he would have defeated a solid fighter and a former champion in Petr Yan this weekend.

The UFC clearly respects the Chinese fighter, as it was revealed last year that the UFC had attempted to pitch Yadong against Petr Yan quite a while ago.

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Edited by Nicolaas Ackermann