Song Yadong, also known as James Hadfield or The Kung Fu Monkey, is a professional Chinese mixed martial artist. He’s officially signed to the UFC’s Bantamweight division. He has been a professional since 2013 and has previously competed in China at WLF, RUFF, Road to M-1, and WBK. 

Quick Info
Full NameSong Yadong
Date Of BirthDecember 2 1997
Birth PlaceHulan District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Associated withUFC
Martial StatusSingle
Girl FriendN/A
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight61 Kg
23 Years
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorN/A
Hair ColorN/A
Body MeasurementN/A
Net Worth$0.5 million

Where was Song Yadong born and raised?

He was born on 2nd of December, 1997 in Hulan District, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. At the age of ten, Song’s mother sent him to the city of Dengfeng for further study. On the internet or in wiki-bio sites, there isn’t much detail about his parents. The names of Song’s parents have not been revealed until today.


Song Yadong
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Nationality and Physical features

Song’s nationality is Chinese and his ethnicity is Chinese as well.

He has an athletic build of height 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 m and weighs 61 kg or 135 lbs. There is no information about Song’s body measurements. Song has black hair as well as black eye color. 

His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. 



Song Yadong has had a passion for martial arts since he was a child. His mother sent him to Denfeng to learn the martial art “Wushu.” Song Yadong became a gold medalist in the 60kg division at the Hebei Sanshou Championship. He won the gold medal when he was just 12 years old.

Then, he went to the Songjiang Wu School to research Sanda. Song Yadong, on the other hand, later joined the Beijing Shaolin Fight Club and began training in Mixed Martial Arts under Ao Hailin.



When it comes to Song Yadong’s relationship status, he is single and has not yet started dating anyone. On the internet or in wiki-bio pages, there is no knowledge about his former relationships and girlfriends. Song Yadong has not yet married. He also doesn’t have any kids. 


How did Song Yadong start her career?

In 2013, Song Yadong made his professional debut. During his debut match, he competed in promotions such as One Fighting Championship and Kunlun Fight. When it was revealed that Song would step in on short notice to fight the first-ever Indian-born fighter and fellow debutante named “Bharat kandare” at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum in November of 2017, it was a big deal. Song Yadong secured his first debut match by knocking Khandare out with a right hand.

Song Yadong
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On June 23, 2018, Song fought “Felipe Arantes,” a Brazilian martial artist who is also a Thai fighter, in his second UFC fight. In his second fight in the UFC, Song Yadong triumphed once more.

Song was later confirmed to fight “Frankie Saenz” at UFC Fight Night 141 on November 24, 2018. He ended up pulling out of the event due to an injury on November 7, 2018, and was substituted by a newcomer called Vince Morales“. He was declared the winner by unanimous vote.

On December 7 of 2019, Song fought “Cody Stamann”. After the third round, the fight was declared a draw. Song Yadong recently battled “Marlon Vera” in a featherweight bout at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris on May 16, 2020. Song was declared the winner by a majority decision. The Fight of the Night Award went to both participants.


Social Media

He is quite active on his social media with 44.2K followers on Instagram (@yadongsong) and 1,109 followers on Twitter (@SongYaDongMMA). 


What is the Current Net worth of Song?

He has worked very hard to earn money. He has practiced day and night to be where he is today. Song has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million as of 2021, largely derived from his MMA career. A professional MMA fighter can earn money in a variety of ways; there are endorsement opportunities for top fighters as well as sponsorship opportunities outside of the Reebok sponsorship.

Song Yadong
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