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Welterweight Division


"The Assassin"

Song Kenan

Welterweight Division

20-7-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Song Kenan

athlete record


Learn more about Song Kenan's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Hebei, China
Trains at
Team Alpha Male
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 25, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014
  • Nine wins by KO, seven by submission (3 guillotine, RNC, 2 armbar, leg scissor choke)
  • 12 first round finishes
  • Has won 12 of his last 17
  • Owns 2014 win over UFC / PRIDE / Pancrase vet Sanae Kikuta
  • Origin of nickname: “One of my teachers gave me this name because of my fighting style.”

UFC Fight Night (8/26/23) Song won a three round unanimous decision over Rolando Bedoya 

UFC 285 (3/4/23) Song was stopped by Ian Machado Garry via strikes at 4:22 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Song was knocked out by Max Griffin at 2:20 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/22/20) Song knocked out Callan Potter at 2:20 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Song won a three round unanimous decision over Derrick Krantz

UFC Fight Night (11/25/18) Song lost a three round unanimous decision to Alex Morono

UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Song stopped Hector Aldana via strikes at 4:45 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Song knocked out Bobby Nash at :15 of the first round

TRAINING: I normally have two or three training sections a day, five days a week, and on Saturdays, I train in the morning too. Also, I try to get as much rest as possible.  I’ve got my teammate Wuliji Buren (UFC bantamweight), who is gonna fight at UFC 227, here to train with me also. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2012 in order to change my lifestyle and chase my passion.

What ranks and titles have you held? CKF 80kg Champion (CKF is China’s local league)

Do you have any heroes? Anderson Silva, and Jon Jones

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The real competition just started.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a High Speed Train Machinist

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition: 2015 WMMAA Asian MMA Championship Bronze Medal

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook