A high-level bantamweight fight between Song Yadong and Kyler Phillips has been booked for UFC 259. Per a report from Sergio Pinero of BloodyCanvas, the fight joins a pay-per-view card that is scheduled for March 6th.
The location of the card is not known at the moment.
Entering his seventh fight in the UFC, Song is still undefeated in the promotion. His last fight was in May of 2020, where he won a close decision against Marlon Vera.
Phillips will look to build off a strong debut year in the UFC. Phillips won his promotional debut in February, taking a scorecard win over Gabriel Silva. He returned in October, where he stopped Cameron Else with strikes.
The fight joins a card that has four champions in the lineup currently. Here’s what has been reported for UFC 259.
Bout 14: Jan Blachowicz (27-8) vs. Israel Adesanya (20-0) (UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 13: Amanda Nunes (20-4) vs. Megan Anderson (10-4) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 12: Petr Yan (15-1) vs. Aljamain Sterling (19-3) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 11: Thiago Santos (21-8) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (13-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 10: Randy Costa (6-1) vs. Trevin Jones (12-6) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Uros Medic (6-0) vs. Aalon Cruz (8-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Joseph Benavidez (28-7) vs. Askar Askarov (13-0-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Dominick Cruz (22-3) vs. Casey Kenney (16-2-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Islam Makhachev (18-1) vs. Drew Dober (23-9) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Sean Brady (13-0) vs. Jake Matthews (17-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Tim Elliott (16-11-1) vs. Jordan Espinosa (15-8) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Livinha Souza (14-2) vs. Amanda Lemos (8-1-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Kai Kara-France (21-9) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (16-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Song Yadong (16-4-1) vs. Kyler Phillips (8-1) (Bantamweight)