Wu Yanan



Third straight defeat
April 16, 2022
Wu lost to Mayra Bueno Silva via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Wu has theoretical upside because she won't turn 26 years of age until a couple days after this event, but with three straight setbacks and losses in four of her first five UFC bouts, it seems highly unlikely she gets another opportunity with the company. At the very least, she'll walk away with a $50,000 bonus after this bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors. Wu attempted to negate Silva's physical edge by throwing a ton of volume on the feet. Wu connected on 13 less strikes than the Brazilian (88-75) despite throwing a whopping 79 more attempts (232-153). Wu did pick up a takedown and a couple minutes worth of control time in Round 2, but it still wasn't enough. Plenty of young fighters have left the UFC and gone elsewhere and returned and had success, and that may be the path Wu has to take moving forward.
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Returning to Octagon vs. Bueno Silva
February 15, 2022
Yanan (12-4-0) is scheduled to face Mayra Bueno Silva (7-2-1) in a flyweight bout set for April 16 at the UFC's Fight Night event, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
Yanan will be making her first appearance in the Octagon in more than a year after losing to Joselyne Edwards in her last bout Jan. 16, 2021. The 25-year-old from China had scheduled two fights since that time, but her matchups with Nicco Montano this past July and with Josiane Nunes for later this month were ultimately cancelled.
Out of Feb. 26 bout
January 26, 2022
Yanan has withdrawn from her Feb. 26 bout against Josiane Nunes, Team Iridium Sports Agency reports.
It's unclear why Yanan was forced to withdraw from the bout. Jennifer Gonzalez has been tabbed to take her place at the Feb. 26 event. Yanan ha now had her last two scheduled fights cancelled.
Paired with Josiane Nunes
January 13, 2022
Wu will fight Josiane Nunes on Feb. 26, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Wu last fought back in January of last year, as her scheduled July fight against Nicco Montano was called off after her opponent came in seven pounds overweight. Wu will be hoping that the time off helped her step up her game, as she has just one win in four fights since joining the UFC back in 2017. Her opponent, Nunes, scored a first-round knockout victory in her promotional debut in August.
Fight called off
July 30, 2021
Yanan will no longer take on Nicco Montano on Saturday's UFC Fight Night card after Montano came in seven pounds over the limit, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
Wu was looking to snap a two-fight losing streak Saturday but will instead have to wait for another chance. Fighters can sometimes come to an agreement to forfeit some of the purse to keep the fight going, but Montano's miss was egregious enough that cancelation of the bout was deemed the appropriate course of action.
Facing Montano in July
June 16, 2021
Wu will fight Nicco Montano (concussion) in a flyweight bout at UFC's July 31 event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Wu lost soundly to Joselyne Edwards via unanimous decision in January and is looking for her first UFC win since November 2018. Montano's last couple years have been marred by injury, and she hasn't stepped in the Octagon since July 2019 as a result.