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Women's Bantamweight Division

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Wu Yanan

Women's Bantamweight Division

12-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Wu Yanan

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

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Place of Birth
Liaoning, China
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Octagon Debut
Nov. 25, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013

  • Has won five of her last nine

  • Six wins by KO, five by submission (5 armbar)

  • Eight first round finishes

  • Origin of nickname: “Mulan has been a female warrior who inspires me.”

UFC 278 (8/20/22) Wu was stopped by Lucie Pudilova via elbows at 4:04 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (4/16/22) Wu lost a three round unanimous decision to Mayra Bueno Silva

UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Wu lost a three round unanimous decision to Joselyne Edwards

UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Wu lost a three round split decision to Mizuki

UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Wu submitted Lauren Mueller via armbar at 4:00 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Wu lost a three round unanimous decision to Gina Mazany

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training martial arts when I was in middle school because I really liked the sound of landing your punches on your opponent. It just feels so cool.

Do you have any heroes? Mz. Qin Li Zi, who is a multi-time Sanda World Champion. She was my coach and she’s also my life mentor.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the dream stage of all combat sports athletes. I feel so happy to be fighting in UFC and I look forward to

achieving my goal to be the first Chinese female UFC champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I’m still a college student. My major is Sanda.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2015 China National Sanda Tournament 5th place.

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: Lead uppercut