Will Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon end inside the distance? | UFC Vegas 72 betting odds

Check out the betting odds for UFC Vegas 72, which has a pick'em bout between Yadong Song and Ricky Simón in the main event.

By: Eddie Mercado | 1 month ago
Will Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon end inside the distance? | UFC Vegas 72 betting odds
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UFC Vegas 72 is going down tomorrow from the APEX Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by a stellar bantamweight bash between Yadong Song and Ricky Simón. Before the festivities begin, let’s go take a gander at what the betting lines look like.

The numbers for this main event are awfully tight, as both Song and Simón can be found with minus lines. The difference here is Ricky also being offered up with a plus line on some sites, depending on where you look. Song is on deck anywhere from -117 to -128, while Simón is listed anywhere from -106 to +105.

The odds project that Song vs. Simón will need a trio of judges in order to determine a winner. The prop bet ‘Fight goes to decision’ is nestled in a favored position of -160, with a +125 comeback on the ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ option.

Will this one be going the distance, though? Sure, Song has posted up some decisions during his tenure with the UFC, but six of his eleven promotional matches have ended early. Just look at what he did to Marlon Moraes, Julio Arce, and Alejandro Perez.

As for Simón’s ten UFC matches, five resulted in a finish, including a technical sub of Merab Dvalishvili, and then the other five went to the judges. Ricky has been pitted against more grapplers than strikers in the UFC, and next to Rob Font, Song will be his most polished striker to date. I can’t help but remember how Urijah Faber put him away.

Sure, a powerhouse like Simón could very well get his takedowns, grind on Yadong, and maybe even lock up an arm triangle or something. But man, he is going to have to wade through some serious firepower to get to his positions. The exotic bet ‘Yadong wins inside distance’ can be scooped up at a value of +165, while ‘Simon wins inside distance’ has been spotted at +200.

UFC Vegas 72 betting odds


UFC Vegas 72 fight card

Main card

  • Yadong Song vs. Ricky Simón: Bantamweight
  • Caio Borralho vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk: Middleweight
  • Cody Brundage vs. Rodolfo Vieira: Middleweight
  • Julian Erosa vs. Fernando Padilla: Featherweight
  • Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima: Heavyweight


  • Martin Buday vs. Jake Collier: Heavyweight
  • Cody Durden vs. Charles Johnson: Flyweight
  • Josh Quinlan vs. Trey Waters: Welterweight
  • Stephanie Egger vs. Irina Alekseeva: (W) Bantamweight
  • Journey Newson vs. Marcus McGhee: 140-pounds
  • Hailey Cowan vs. Jamey-Lyn Horth: (W) Bantamweight

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Eddie Mercado
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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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