RECORD: 16-3-0 (1 NC)
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Women's Strawweight
HEIGHT: 5' 5"
REACH: 63"
LEG REACH: 37.00
WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
TEAM: China Top Team
NATIONALITY: Liaoning, China
OUT OF: Beijing, China
AGE: 32





Significant Strikes Attempted: 1366
Significant Strikes Landed:


Takedowns Attempted: 8

Latest Bouts:

Jessica Andrade
Yan Xiaonan: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:20
Sat. May 06, 2023
UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo
Mackenzie Dern
Yan Xiaonan: Winner
by Majority Decision in Round 5
Sat. Oct 01, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan
Marina Rodriguez
Yan Xiaonan: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 05, 2022
UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal
Carla Esparza
Yan Xiaonan: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. May 22, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt
Claudia Gadelha
Yan Xiaonan: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 07, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira
Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Yan Xiaonan: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 22, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker
Angela Hill
Yan Xiaonan: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 08, 2019
UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes

Yan Xiaonan is a Chinese mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is currently signed to the UFC’s women’s strawweight division and has won nine of her ten professional wins by decision. Yan first began competing in China’s Kunlun Fight promotion, then made her way to the UFC where she has quickly risen up the ranks and become one of the most promising fighters on their roster.

Born in June 1992 in Sanya, Hainan Province, China, Yan started participating in Taekwondo from an early age and continued training until she reached college. She was initially studying accounting but decided to pursue a career as a professional fighter after joining MMA school Sanda League upon graduation. Under their guidance, Yan quickly rose up through China’s regional circuits before making her professional debut with Kunlun Fight back in 2014. Over there she captured two titles – including one for bantamweight – plus five more victories within three years before getting noticed by the UFC scouting team.

In 2017, at just 25 years old, Yan made history when she became only the second Chinese woman ever signed to compete under this promotion’s banner alongside Zhang Weili (who would later become champion). Her official debut match came against Kailin Curran at UFC Fight Night Shanghai and went on to win via unanimous decision; setting off what would eventually be a five-fight winning streak that included notable names such as Syuri Kondo or Viviane Pereira among others. By 2020 all but one of these bouts had gone past regulation time; showcasing how complex and challenging each match can be for any athlete striving for excellence inside this Octagon stage.

Currently standing as no less than #9 on women’s strawweight rankings list worldwide – with many expecting even greater heights reachable soon – it seems like we can expect plenty more from this young fighter who already stated being grateful towards all those who have supported her journey so far: “I consider my success not only mine but also belong[ing] to those people that help me during hard times… I appreciate them very much!”