LAS VEGAS – Yan Xiaonan defeated Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 40 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Xiaonan, who claimed her sixth straight UFC win to move one step closer to title contention in the strawweight division.
Claudia Gadelha vs. Yan Xiaonan
Result: Yan Xiaonan def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Updated records: Xiaonan (13-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC), Gadelha (18-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC)
Key stat: All six of Xiaonan’s UFC wins have come via unanimous decision
Xiaonan on Gadelha wilting under the pace
“She was getting tired between the second and third rounds so everything was pretty lazy, even pushing me to the cage, she was pretty lazy.”
Xiaonan on a potential title fight with Zhang Weili
“If it’s going to be a championship fight it’s going to show the whole world how strong Chinese women really are.”
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