Song Yadong Biography

May 12, 2020
First published on:May 12, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Song Yadong

Birth Name Song Yadong
Birth Place Hulan District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Famous Name Song Yadong
Net Worth $0.5 million
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Nationality Chinese
Ethnicity Asian
Profession MMA Fighter
Currently Working For UFC

Song Yadong, also known by the name The Kung Fu Monkey or James Hadfield, is a Chinese MMA fighter who is currently signed to the Bantamweight for the UFC. Now ranked #13 in the UFC bantamweight rankings, he is professional since 2013 and has previously competed at WLF, RUFF, Road to M-1, and WBK all in China.

Yadong has compiled a record of 15-4-1-1 (Win-Loss-Draw-No contests) to date. For now, he is expected to face Marlon Vera on May 16, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 10.

Hulan District, Harbin, Heilongjiang native, Song Yadong, was born on December 2, 1997, under star sign Sagittarius. He holds Chinese nationality and belongs to the Asian ethnic background. 

Song Yadong Fight Earnings from UFC and Paycheck

As of 2020, Song Yadong has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million, mostly earned from his MMA career. There are various ways a professional MMA fighter can make money; there are also endorsement opportunities for the top fighters and sponsorship opportunities outside of the Reebok sponsorship.

Currently, Yadong is signed to UFC, where fighters get paid a base salary on fight night, no matter if they win or lose; however, there is typically a "win bonus" involved for the winning fighter.

Date Event Opponent Result  Earning
November 25, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum Bharat Khandare Win $10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship
June 23, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards Felipe Arantes Win $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
November 24, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 Vince Morales Win $14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
July 6, 2019 UFC 239 Alejandro Perez Win $45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay
December 7, 2019 UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik Cody Stamann Draw $50,000 to show, $4,000 fight week incentive pay

Besides, he widely competed for the various events in his country, which have helped him to raise his financial aspects. 

Is Song Yadong Dating? Know His Personal Life

Song Yadong, 22, is currently at the top of the world with the fame and attention he is receiving as one of the young MMA fighters. However, he has managed his personal life private and letting his professional life a open book to the public. 

Song Yadong is a Travel Freak SOURCE: Instagram @yadongsong Verified.

Scrolling through his Instagram, he seems to be a travel freak. His account is full of magnificent pictures from different holiday destinations of the world. The only thing that is missing is his information regarding his love life, such as affair and girlfriend. As there is less to no data, the Chinese MMA fighter is possibly single. 

Early Life and Family Background

Song's mother sent him to the city Dengfeng to study the martial art Wushu at the age of 10. later two years, he went on to win a gold medal at the Hebei Sanshou Championships at 60 kg. Further, Song discovered the martial art Sanda and later went to study Sanda at the School of Songjiang Wu. 

Then, Song joined the Beijing Aohalin Fight Club to start training in MMA under Ao Hailin. Further, he made his pro debut in 2013, where he has fought in promotions such as Kunlun Fight and One Fighting Championship.

MMA Career Highlights

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • 3x Performance of the Night vs. Bharat Khandare, Felipe Arantes and Alejandro Perez

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