Yadong Song has been getting back to his Chinese roots with some photo shoots that appear to be heavily influenced by Kung Fu movies. The UFC bantamweight has posed for several photo shoots wearing outfits that Bruce Lee himself would probably have picked out.

Kung Fu movies actually originated from Hong Kong, just like Bruce Lee, but were almost always based in China. These days Yadong is based in Sacramento but seems to be a big fan of the genre which became popular in the early 1970s.

The 25 year old just shared some photos on Instagram of a Bruce Lee themed photo shoot which appears to have taken place somewhere in San Francisco:


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Rumoured bout

The rumour is that Yadong will be matched with Rob Font at UFC 292 in August. But this matchup doesn’t appear to have been confirmed, it certainly hasn’t been announced.

Yadong doesn’t currently appear to be in training camp, although San Francisco isn’t far from Sacramento. He has certainly enjoyed a lucrative start to life in the UFC.

Yadong is coming off a stoppage win over Ricky Simon at UFC Vegas 72. He earned a $50,000 USD bonus for that victory, the fifth time he has picked up one of these awards in his last ten fights.


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New home

While Yadong appears to have embraced American culture. He reportedly named his son ‘Dustin Manhattan Song’ and has been working with legendary UFC bantamweight Urjah Faber in Sacramento for several years.

Yadong currently sits at #8 in the UFC bantamweight rankings. He signed for the promotion in 2017 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best pound for pound Chinese mixed martial artists in the world.

If he can’t continue in MMA then it looks like Yadong could have a successful career as a model. But the 25 year old is on the rise and, if the fight with Font does materialize, he will be competing on one of the biggest UFC cards of the year.

In the comments section one fan describes Yadong as,

The modern day Bruce Lee!

It is a comparison the Chinese fighter seems happy to encourage. He might not be as recognizable as the legendary actor but Yading is doing the sort of stuff inside the octagon that Bruce Lee used to do on the big screen.