It’s a strawweight clash at UFC 288.
Former UFC Champion Jessica Andrade returns to the division where she once won gold in when she takes on China’s Yan Xiaonan. The action takes place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Yan Xiaonan lands a solid leg kick. Both fighters trade shots in the pocket. Xiaonan lands punches to the body. Xiaonan lands a sharp 1-2 and then a hard cross. The aggressive Andrade rushes in looking for the knockout and Xiaonan counters perfectly with a massive right hand which drops her. The referee stops the contest after a few follow-up punches on the ground. There’s a new strawweight contender in town and her name is Yan Xiaonan.
Official result: Jessica Andrade defeats Yan Xiaonan by TKO (punches) in round 1 (2:20)
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WE HAVE A NEW STRAWWEIGHT CONTENDER!!
Yan Xiaonan stops Jessica Andrade in the first round!! #UFC288 pic.twitter.com/l0Jb7xHMWk
— UFC (@ufc) May 7, 2023
Wow!! What a performance by Yan Xiaonan 👏 #UFC288 pic.twitter.com/qABU0NwuUh
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) May 7, 2023