Las Vegas, NV – Making a statement in the cage may be the quickest way to a big fight and ultimately a title fight. UFC bantamweight Song Yadong made such a statement when he stopped Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 50 on Saturday night.
Song (19-6) defeated Moraes via KO in the first round of their co-main event bout.
“After the fight in the octagon I was very happy. Now I come down and I feel tired because I prepared very hard for this camp,” Song told the media through a translator at his post-fight scrum.
Song chose to stand and strike with Moraes who owns many highlight knockouts of his own which makes a that a dangerous route to take.
“I don’t feel any danger in any exchange because I feel I’m faster and also powerful in punches,” Song said.
“I feel that there was a punch before (the one that dropped Moraes) and I feel he’s kind of losing it. I know there’s going to be a moment that I would do that (KO Moraes).”
In his post-fight interview in the octagon Song called out former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.
“I watched his fights since I was a young kid and I like him very much. I like his style so I’m curious. What about my style with his style? What’s going to happen?”
At 24-years-old Song said he is in no hurry to get to a title fight, but he knows if he keeps winning he’ll get there.
“Like I said before I’ll just keep taking all my fights and win the fight, and it will be there.”
Watch the full UFC Vegas 50 post-fight media scrum with Song Yadong above.