By Mike Bohn |
February 27, 2021 1: 30 pm
Outdated UFC champ Esparza (17-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will make a selection on Xiaonan (13-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC War Night on Would possibly 22, MMA Junkie confirmed from extra than one sources shut to the situation following an initial portray from MMA DNA. The other folks requested anonymity because UFC has yet to obtain an official announcement.
The Would possibly 22 match would no longer contain a location or venue, and broadcast plans contain no longer been printed.
Esparza, who won the UFC’s inaugural 115-pound title in December 2014, is at demonstrate riding a four-combat winning toddle. She’s No. 5 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie strawweight rankings, having attach together wins over Marina Rodriguez, Michelle Waterson, Alexa Grasso and Virna Jandiroba.
No. 6-ranked Xiaonan, in the meantime, is unbeaten over her past 12 fights dating lend a hand to September 2010. The Chinese fighter is ideal via six octagon appearances, with her past two victories over broken-down title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz being her most valuable to date.
With the addition, the lineup for UFC War Night on Would possibly 22 includes:
- David Dvorak vs. Raulian Paiva
- Felicia Spencer vs. Danyelle Wolf
- Denys Bondar vs. Victor Rodriguez
- Carla Esparza vs. Yan Xiaonan