UFC Vegas 60 lacked star power but made up for it with, well blood. Both main and co-main event featured major cuts that threatened the outcome of the bout.
A large gash on Yadong’s forehead, just above his eye, was caused by a glancing elbow from Cory Sandhagen in the middle of the round. Blood spilled across both competitors when they briefly clinched.
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The cut would spell ending for Yadong – because he was deemed unable to continue. Song Yadong was unable to see out of his cut eye and after the doctor had finished examining him it was the end of UFC Vegas 60 main event.
UFC bantamweight top-contender Cory Sandhagen talked about his showdown with Song Yadong last weekend. ‘The Sandman’ expressed how special Yadong was even with all the nasty damage he received.
Cory Sandhagen fell on his knees after learning that his match had to end this way. Both athletes showed respect to each other.
At the press conference, Sandhagen talked about Yadong’s toughness.
“I honestly didn’t think about the cut. I could see the blood going into his mouth. He’s kind of a freaky dude. He’s smiling and enjoying it, getting the blood in his mouth. He’s kind of one of those guys.” Sandhagen said.
“ I was really looking forward to a fifth round. I felt good, I felt fresh. I felt like my eyes were still working and my fifth round was going to be good, but I wanted to know that. That was kind of a bummer.”
As for his next opponent, Sandhagen said he’d like to share the octagon with either Merab Dvalishvili or Marlon Vera, who are on a win streak and on their way to the title shot.
“Chito or Merab are the obvious names. Both of them pose very different challenges. Two completely opposite fighters, almost. I don’t really care. Give me one of them for Christmas.” Sandhagen said.