The excitement for UFC 299 in Miami continues to build, and the latest addition to the already stacked lineup is a much-anticipated bantamweight showdown between Song Yadong and Petr Yan. UFC CEO Dana White made the announcement following UFC 296, confirming the addition of this thrilling bout to the March 9 event at Kaseya Center.
Originally rumored for a December 9 bout in Shanghai, China, Song Yadong and Petr Yan's clash never materialized, leading to Song facing Chris Gutierrez instead. The bout was later moved to Las Vegas, where Song secured a unanimous decision victory, marking his second consecutive win after a knockout triumph over Ricky Simon.
On the other side, Petr Yan, a former UFC bantamweight champion, enters the fight on a mission to break a three-fight skid. His recent losses came against formidable opponents Aljamain Sterling, Sean O’Malley, and Merab Dvalishvili, with his last appearance in the octagon dating back to March.
The UFC 299 fight card now boasts an array of exciting matchups, including the bantamweight title clash between Champion Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera, Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena, Jailton Almeida vs. Curtis Blaydes, Ian Machado Garry vs. Geoff Neal, and the newly added battle between Song Yadong and Petr Yan.
With additional matchups like Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips, Asu Almabaev vs. CJ Vergara, Maycee Barber vs. Katlyn Chookagian, Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mateusz Gamrot, Lauren Murphy vs. Karine Silva, and Kevin Holland vs. Michael Page, UFC 299 promises an unforgettable night of high-stakes action and fierce competition in Miami.
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