Joselyne Edwards replaces Bethe Correia, takes on Wu Yanan at UFC on ABC 1

Danny Segura
·1 min read

Wu Yanan will be fighting at UFC on ABC 1 after all.

The Chinese fighter will take on UFC newcomer Joselyne Edwards, who will replace an injured Bethe Correia for the Jan. 16 event. UFC on ABC 1 takes place in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on ABC and ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.

The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday.

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Yanan (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) looks to bounce back from her second UFC defeat, a split decision loss to Mizuki Inoue in August 2019. The 24-year-old competitor made her UFC debut in late 2017 and has only competed three times in the octagon.

Edwards (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), from Panama, is 8-1 in her past nine bouts. She most recently competed in August and picked up a first-round TKO win .

With the change, the UFC on ABC 1 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (ABC, ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)

  • Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

  • Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit

  • Li Jingliang vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico

  • Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 12 p.m. ET)

  • Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Joselyne Edwards vs. Wu Yanan

  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese

  • Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa

  • Mike Grundy vs. Nik Lentz

  • Ramazan Emeev vs. David Zawada

  • Vanessa Melo vs. Sarah Moras

  • Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo