UFC Vegas 61 is being held on October 1st on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contenders for the main event of the night are Mackenzie Dern and Nine Yan Xiaonan in the 115lb top contenders brawl. Welcome to the Mackenzie Dern vs Yan Xiaonan Match Preview .
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It’s a thrilling women’s strawweight 115 lb. top contender brawl. Mackenzie Dern (12-2) is a No.5 division ranked player and her opponent, Yan Nine Xiaonan, is No.6.
As if that weren’t enough excitement for one night, bonus thrills come with bouts between the likes of, Brendan Allen vs Krzysztof Jotko, Raoni Barcelos vs Trevin Jones, Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Chris Daukaus, Aleksei Oleinik vs Ilir Latifi, & Sodiq Yusuff vs Don Shainis on this stacked 14-bout Fight Night card!
Mackenzie Dern vs Yan Xiaonan Predictions:-
Mackenzie Dern won two decisions in her last fights and she won over a split decision against Tecia Torres in her last fight. She has 3 submissions out of the 4 fights inside the octagon.
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Dern’s win against Yan is very crucial for her. She lost a fight against Marina Rodriguez. This fight night earned her the “Fight of the Night Award.” In the three submissions apart from Tecia Torres, she won against Varna Jandiroba and Nuna Nunes.
On the fight night against Nina Nunes, she earned a Performance of the Night Award. Dern even has a record for the most submissions won in the UFC Strawweight division.
Yan Xiaonan is a Chinese women’s fighter (15-3) who lost to Rodriguez in her most recent fight, a split decision at UFC 272 on March 5. Before this fight, she lost the fight via TKO. In 2020, she won a fight by unanimous decision. Yan actually won against Karolina Kowalkiewicz in 2020 at UFC Fight Night.
This fight mostly favors Mackenzie, as she has some more wins on her resume than Yan, who is not that experienced. Yan has lost to two elites before, and this gives Dern the upper hand.
This fight is going to remain in the top headlines in the UFC Strawweight Match.