Carla Esparza vs. Yan Xiaonan put on a solid fight in a co-headlining role.
The first round of the fight saw Carla get a very early takedown where she worked her over with strikes. Esparza continued the dominance in the second round and got the crucifix position and rained down shots until the referee waved it off.
This marked Esparza’s first finish since December 2014 where she scored a submission win over Rose Namajunas.
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After dropping two straight fights, Esparza turned things around by winning four straight fights. Those victories were over Virna Jandiroba, Alexa Grasso, Michelle Waterson, and Marina Rodriguez.
Xiaonan compiled a lengthy winning streak under the UFC banner heading into this fight with six straight wins over the likes of Kallin Curran, Viviane Pereira, Syuri Kondo, Angela Hill, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Cláudia Gadelha.
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