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Who won Andrade vs Yan?
Yan Xiaonan beat Jessica Andrade by during the main card of UFC 288, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yan Xiaonan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Andrade vs Yan stats
Jessica Andrade stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Yan Xiaonan made her way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yan had a slight advantage in power over Andrade, with a 44% knock out percentage over Andrade's 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Andrade had a massive advantage over Yan, boasting at 33% submission rate over Yan's 0%.
Jessica Andrade was the younger woman by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Yan had a height advantage of 4 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Andrade was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made her debut in 2011, 1 year and 9 months later than Yan, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She had fought 27 more professional rounds, 72 to Yan's 45.
Andrade vs Yan form
Andrade had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Erin Blanchfield at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield on 18th February 2023 by in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Lauren Murphy at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, she had beat Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, she had defeated Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had been beaten by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Yan Xiaonan had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had won against Mackenzie Dern at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by majority decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had lost to Marina Rodriguez at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Carla Esparza at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Before that, she had won against Claudia Gadelha at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jessica Andrade had been fighting more than Yan Xiaonan.
Going to this contest, Jessica Andrade had last fought 9 months and 5 days ago, while Yan Xiaonan's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 22 days ago.
Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Yan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Andrade vs Yan?
Jessica Andrade was a 27/50 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Yan Xiaonan made her way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.