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WASHINGTON – Cody Stamann and Song Yadong fought to a majority draw Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C.
Take a look inside the fight with Stamann, who was handed the first draw of his pro career.
Result: Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong declared majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Updated records: Stamann (18-2-1 MMA, 4-1-1 UFC), Yadong (15-4-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Stamann landed five takedowns and outstruck Yadong 117-49 overall.
Stamann on the fight’s key moment
“To be honest, I thought I had won every round. My coaches at most told me that the second round was close, so let’s go out and seal the deal in this third round. So in my head, I had won two rounds and I had the point, so I was technically three rounds ahead and then went out and won the last round, which would have put me at 30-26, so for them to call a draw is crazy.”
Stamann on hearing the judges’ scores
“In my head, I thought they had screwed up and read it wrong or something – maybe they gave the point to the wrong guy. I feel like a kid ready to throw a temper tantrum here. The buildup to this was a lot like the (Tom) Duquesnoy fight. Look at that fight: I won every round and it was a split decision. I don’t know if these judges are looking at the odds beforehand or something, but it’s screwed up.”
Stamann on what he wants next
“I know (matchmakers) Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard. I was talking to them after the fight, and I was like, ‘Who do you think I should fight next?’ He’s like, ‘Who do you think?’ I was like, ‘Let me think about it and get back to you.’ We were talking like I won the fight. He knew I won the fight – everyone knows I won. Everyone watching knows I won.”
To hear more from Stamann, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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