The Ultimate Fighting Championships has added their first ever Chinese female fighter to the roster as they recently signed Yan Xiaonan to a multi-fight contract.
Xiaonan currently holds a professional MMA record of 7-1-0-1NC, with those victories coming over Jin Tang, Gina Iniong, Xiaoying Wang, Dolores Meek, Bayarmaa Munkhgerel, Ye Hyun Nam and Seo Hee Lim.
When she makes her UFC debut, it is going to be the first time that Xiaonan has competed in just about a year, as her last bout was a no contest against Emi Fujino at Road FC 34 in November of 2016.
Bloody Elbow is also reporting that the newly signed fighter is expected to make her UFC debut at the UFC Fight Night Shanghai card this November, which is going to be headlined by former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva facing Kelvin Gastelum.
Currently, the first Chinese female fighter signed by the UFC trains out of the China Top Team, which is also the training center for fellow UFC fighter Li Jingliang.
It is expected that Xiaonan is going to be a part of the women’s strawweight division when she makes her UFC debut, the fighter has also earned five of her seven wins as a pro by KO/TKO.