UFC Vegas 27: Carla Esparza batters, bloodies Yan Xiaonan for second-round finish (Video)


UFC Vegas 27: Carla Esparza defeated Yan Xiaonan.

Carla Esparza defeated Yan Xiaonan through TKO (elbows and strikes), Spherical 2 – 2:49 at UFC Vegas 27 on Saturday, Could 22, 2021, dwell from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, LV.

“I need an opportunity to battle for that title. I believe that’s an intriguing battle that everybody desires to see. Come on Dana, let’s make it occur,” stated Esparza.


From begin to end, Esparza dominated Xiaonan. As quickly because the battle received underway, Esparza took down her opponent and went to work. Esparza landed a sequence of strikes, with a vicious elbow opening up a deep lower on Xiaonan’s head. Within the second spherical, Xiaonan received off to a greater begin however was once more taken down. On the bottom, Xiaonan had no reply for Esparza’s strikes. From the crucifix place, Esparza landed a trio of vicious elbows, forcing referee Keith Peterson to step in and cease the battle.

Xiaonan and Esparza each entered the Octagon understanding {that a} victory on Saturday might imply that they may get the subsequent title shot towards Rose Namajunas. Xiaonan entered the battle because the third-ranked strawweight, behind solely former champions Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Whereas Esparza entered because the fourth-ranked fighter within the division.

Xiaonan entered the battle on a six-fight profitable streak. The Chinese language fighter has not since her third skilled battle on Sept. 16, 2010. Xiaonan entered because the third-ranked strawweight, behind solely former champions Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Esparza received the preliminary UFC ladies’s strawweight champions, beating present champion Namajunas. In her first title protection, Esparza was knocked out by Jedzejczyk. Esparza struggled following the loss to Jedzejczyk, going 3-3 in her subsequent six-fight. After profitable her final 4 fights, Esparza climbed again into title competition.

UFC Vegas 27 occurred on Saturday, Could 22, 2021, dwell from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided all of your dwell information and highlights.


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