UFC Fight Night: Song vs Gutierrez, December 9, 2023


UFC will host a Fight Night event at UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, NV, on December 9, 2023. The main event for the show is announced to be a bantamweight bout between Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez.

Event Info

  • Date: December 9, 2023
  • Start Time: Prelims: 7:30 PM ET, Main Card: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV, US


Main Card

Main Event: Song Yadong vs Chris Gutierrez

  • Result: Song Yadong won via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Song Yadong (136 lbs), Chris Gutierrez (136 lbs)
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Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Anthony Smith

  • Result: Khalil Rountree Jr. won via TKO (punch) at 0:56 of round 3
  • Division/title: Light Heavyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Anthony Smith (205.5 lbs), Khalil Rountree (204 lbs)
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Nasrat Haqparast vs Jamie Mullarkey

  • Result: Nasrat Haqparast won via TKO (punches) at 1:44 of round 1
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Weight: Nasrat Haqparast (156 lbs), Jamie Mullarkey (156 lbs)
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Su Mudaerji vs Tim Elliott

  • Result: Tim Elliott won via submission (arm-triangle) at 4:02 of round 1
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Tim Elliott (136 lbs), Sumudaerji (136 lbs)
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André Muniz vs Park Jun-yong

  • Result: Andre Muniz won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Middleweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Jun Yong Park (185.5 lbs), Andre Muniz (186 lbs)
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Song Kenan vs Kevin Jousset

  • Result: Kevin Jousset won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Song Kenan (170.5 lbs), Kevin Jousset (170.5 lbs)
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Hyun Sung Park vs Shannon Ross

  • Result: Sung Hyun Park won via TKO (punches) at 3:59 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Weight: Hyun Sung Park (126 lbs), Shannon Ross (126 lbs)
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Steve Garcia Jr. vs Melquizael Costa

  • Result: Steve Garcia won via TKO (strikes) at 1:01 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Steve Garcia (155 lbs), Melquizael Costa (155.5 lbs)
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Stephanie Egger vs Luana Santos

  • Result: Luana Santos won via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: 139 lbs Catchweight bout
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Luana Santos (139 lbs), Stephanie Egger (135 lbs)
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Tatsuro Taira vs Carlos Hernandez

  • Result: Tatsuro Taira won via TKO (punches) at 0:55 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Tatsuro Taira (125.5 lbs), Carlos Hernandez (125 lbs)
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Rayanne Amanda vs Talita Alencar

  • Result: Talita Alencar won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Weight: Rayanne Amanda (115 lbs), Talita Alencar (116 lbs)
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In September, some reports suggested that UFC is looking to return to Shanghai, China with a Fight Night event on December 9, 2023. UFC confirmed those reports with an official announcement on November 1. Later in November, it was reported that UFC has shifted the event to Apex Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Song Yadong vs Chris Gutierrez bout was initially announced as the main event when the event was announced for Shanghai. The same fight retained the status as the main event after the change in venue.

Azamat Murzakanov and Khalil Rountree Jr. were set for light heavyweight bout at UFC Austin on December 2. However, Murzakanov suffered from pneumonia a week before the event and had to pull out. Anthony Smith then agreed to fight Roundtree on a short notice but the bout was to UFC Vegas 83 event as the co-main event.

Steve Garcia Jr. and Melquizael Costa were set to clash at UFC Austin 2023 Fight Night event. Garcia fell ill before the weigh-in and the fight had to be canceled. It was later rebooked for this event.

Stephanie Egger and Luana Santos were announced for a women’s bantamweight bout. But, Santos missed weight by 3 lbs over the bantamweight limit of 136 lbs and the bout was turned into a catchweight bout at 139 lbs.


  • Li Kai Wen vs Yi Zha (postponed to another event due to a change in venue)
  • Rongzhu vs Shin Haraguchi (postponed to another event due to a change in venue)
  • Xiao Long vs Chang Ho Lee (postponed to another event due to a change in venue)
  • Rei Tsuruya vs Jiniushiyue (postponed to another event due to a change in venue)
  • Zhang Mingyang vs. Brendson Ribeiro (Mingyang pulled out due to visa issue, postponed to UFC 298)
  • Su Mudaerji vs Allan Nascimento (Nascimento pulled out due to unknown reason)
  • Daniel Marcos vs Carlos Vera (Marcos due to visa issue)


  • Rayanne Dos Santos
  • Talita Alencar
  • Carlos Vera

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