Wu "Mulan" Yanan
Division: Women's Bantamweight
Height: 5' 8"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 135 lbs.
Nationality: Liaoning, China
AccoladesWins by KO: 7
Wins by submission: 2
Wins by decision: 2
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 486
Significant Strikes Landed: 221
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 9
Takedowns Landed: 1
Wu Yanan is a Chinese mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s flyweight division. She is currently ranked #13 by UFC rankings, and has been an active member of the league since April 2018.
Born and raised in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, Wu began her MMA career at the age of 19 after deciding to take up boxing due to her father’s influence. He was a former boxer himself and wanted his daughter to follow his footsteps. After training for a year in boxing, Wu discovered MMA and switched disciplines shortly thereafter.
In 2014, she joined Kunlun Fight Promotion where she won three consecutive bouts against Wang Kehan, Masako Yoshida and Zhang Meixuan respectively. This success earned her a contract with Invicta Fighting Championships two years later where she made her professional debut against Sarah D’Alelio at Invicta FC 23: Porto vs McCall 2. Although Wu lost that fight via split decision, it did not deter her as she went on to win five fights before joining UFC in April 2018 as part of The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters series which saw 14 middleweights competing for six slots on the show’s finale card at The Palms Casino Resort on December 1st 2018.
At UFC 238 held at United Center in Chicago Illinois on June 8th 2019 – barely nine months into being signed by the promotion – Wu finally reached peak form when she defeated Jessica Eye via unanimous decision thus earning herself Performance Of The Night honors for that bout; this accomplishment marked only the second time during her professional career that Wu had gone past three rounds with an opponent prior to achieving victory or submission/knockout etc (the first time being when she fought Rachael Ostovich Berdon during TUF 28). In addition to this impressive feat-defeat combination however there was another highlight worth noting; Yang became only one of seven female fighters from China ever signed onto UFC roster since its establishment in 1993 making hers quite an inspirational story indeed!
Yang notably remains very active outside of fighting too; though presently living out stateside near Las Vegas Nevada USA- homebase for Team ALPHA Male (her current gym) –she still regularly travels back home whenever possible so as maintain close relationships with friends & family members alike while also giving back through seminars & workshops related to health & fitness within local communities across China .
Overall , Yanan is without doubt oneof most successful female fighters ever produced by Chinese MMA scene ; alongside such names like Rin Nakai , Jingliang Li , Weili Zhang etc–and given continued development & improvement there really should be no surprise ifYang goes much further than hitherto achieved !