Yan Xiaonan
Slated to meet Herrig in Chicago
March 25, 2019
Xiaonan (10-1-0, 1 no-contest) is scheduled to face Felice Herrig (14-8-0) in a strawweight fight June 8 in Chicago at UFC 238, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Xiaonan will return to the Octagon riding a nine-fight winning streak, including a perfect 3-0 mark since signing with the UFC. Herrig, meanwhile, won't have much momentum on her side heading into the summer showdown, as she's taken back-to-back losses via decision to Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Michelle Waterson.
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Shows the full effect of Sanda
November 24, 2018
Xiaonan defeated Syuri Kondo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 141 on Saturday in Beijing, China.
Xiaonan is a higher level striker than Kondo. Kondo walked forward, but she struggled to land. Xiaonan was able avoid most of Kondo's attempts and land counters. She was also able to landing leading kicks. She has now won all three of her UFC bouts via decision since making her debut last year.
Wins UFC debut via unanimous decision
November 26, 2017
Xiaonan defeated Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night: Shanghai on Saturday.
Xiaonan landed big power shots throughout the fight. She was able to drop Curran to a knee early in the first round with a straight right hand. Throughout the first two rounds, Xiaonan continually found a home for her strikes. The Chinese fighter also showed great takedown defense, and when she was briefly taken down in the second round she was able to quickly get back to her feet. In the third round "Nine" faced adversity when she was taken down by Curran and absorbed ground and pound. After the fight returned to standing position she was cut badly on her lip. However, she stayed tough and both fighters were throwing punches to the closing bell. It was a good debut for Xiaonan.
Will debut in China
November 21, 2017
Xiaonan will face Kailin Curran in a strawweight contest at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 in Shanghai, UFC.com reports.
Xiaonan joined professional MMA in 2009 only to take a five-year hiatus 2010. She returned to the sport in 2015 and has gone 5-0, 1NC since. At age 28, "Fury" maintains a 7-1, 1NC career record with five KO/TKOs, four of which were won in Round 1.