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#2 Women's Strawweight Division

#10 PFP

Active

Yan Xiaonan

Women's Strawweight Division

18-4-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

8

First Round Finishes

Yan Xiaonan

athlete record

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Liaoning, China
Trains at
China Top Team Beijing
Fighting style
Striker
Age
34
Height
65.00
Weight
115.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 25, 2017
Reach
63.00
Leg reach
37.00
  • Pro since 2008

     
  • Eight wins by KO

     
  • 14-3, 1 NC in her last 18 bouts

     
  • Has won eight of her last 11

     
  • Eight first round finishes

UFC 300 (4/13/24) Yan lost a five round unanimous decision to Zhang Weili in a fight for the UFC strawweight title 

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Yan knocked out Jessica Andrade at 2:20 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/1/22) Yan won a five round majority decision over Mackenzie Dern 

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Yan lost a three round split decision to Marina Rodriguez

UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Yan was stopped by Carla Esparza via strikes at 2:58 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Claudia Gadelha

UFC Fight Night (2/23/20) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Karolina Kowalkiewicz

UFC 238 (6/8/19) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Angela Hill

UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Syuri Kondo

UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Viviane Pereira

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Yan won a three round unanimous decision over Kailin Curran

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2015. Because I love this sport.



What ranks and titles have you held? One FC, Road FC, URCC and gold title of WKF



Do you have any heroes? Li Xiaolong



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m getting closer to my dream



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Xian Sports Academy – bachelor’s degree



What was your job before you started fighting? Sanda Fighter



Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke



Favorite Striking technique: Boxing