Tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 event is co-headlined by a key women’s strawweight matchup between top division contenders Carla Esparza and Yan Xiaonan.
Esparza (18-6 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest sporting a four-fight winning streak, her latest being a split-decision victory over Marina Rodriguez. The former strawweight champion has gone 7-3 overall since losing her title to Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Meanwhile, Yan Xiaonan (13-2 MMA) is currently riding an eleven-fight winning streak, which includes five-straight wins under the UFC banner. The Chinese standout is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Claudia Gadelha in her most recent effort.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 co-main event proved to be a one-sided beating. Carla Esparza was able to utilize her phenomenal wrestling skills to smother and dominate Yan Xiaonan from the opening bell. Then, after landing a nasty elbow that split the Chinese standout open in round two, Esparza promptly earned a finish with ground and pound.
— Blue Corner Fighting (@blue_fighting) May 23, 2021
Official UFC Vegas 27 Result: Carla Esparza def. Yan Xiaonan via TKO in Round 2
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