MMA

China’s Wu Yanan earns 1st UFC win, breaks Lauren Mueller’s undefeated record

Fighting out of Chaoyang, Liaoning, China, “Mulan” Wu Yanan, 22, has earned her first win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 141,” which marked the first event of the American mixed martial arts promotion in Beijing, China.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Wu faced Lauren “Princess Tiger” Mueller, 27, of San Diego, California, United States. They competed in the women’s flyweight division.

Referee John Sharp put a stop to the flyweight bout between Wu and Mueller at after 4 minutes in the first round. The Chinese fighter submitted her American opponent via armbar.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 141” improved Wu’s professional MMA record to 10 wins and 2 losses. It was a redemptive win for the Chinese contender who lost  in her UFC debut to Gina “Danger” Mazany, 30, Anchorage, Alaska, United States via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 122” at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.

Wu is the first MMA fighter to defeat Mueller. The latter, who is representing Alliance MMA, now has 5 wins and 1 loss.

The UFC held “UFC Fight Night 141” at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on November 24, 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem, 38, of Amsterdam, Netherlands knocked out Sergey Pavlovich, 20, of Rostov-on-don, Rostov, Russia via punches after 4 minutes and 21 seconds in the first round.

The main event featured the rematch between Francis “The Predator” Ngannou, 32, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and Curtis “Razor” Blaydes, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Their first encounter on April 10, 2016 at “UFC Fight Night 86” in Zagreb, Croatia ended in a second-round technical knockout victory of the former, who is of Cameroonian and French descent.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Ngannou defeated Blaydes for the second time. The Cameroonian-French fighter knocked out his American opponent via punches after 45 seconds in the first round.

Meanwhile, watch the “UFC Fight Night 141” weigh-in highlights here:

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