UFC 288 results: Yan Xiaonan quickly TKOs Jessica Andrade, calls for title shot

Yan Xiaonan may have punched her way to a title shot.

On Saturday at UFC 288, Xiaonan (17-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) floored and finished an aggressive former UFC women’s strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade (24-11 MMA, 15-9 UFC). The stoppage came at 2:20 of Round 1.

The bout was part of the main card at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Xiaonan remained calm when met with a vintage Andrade storm of forward-pressure and striking. As Andrade moved forward with repetitive left hands, Xiaonan sat her down with a counter right hand. Follow-up shots finished off the job.

Xiaonan, 33, has won back-to-back fights. In October, she defeated Mackenzie Dern by majority decision. Unlike many of her strawweight contender counterparts, Xiaonan presents a fresh matchup to titleholder Zhang Weili (23-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who does not currently have a fight on the books.

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“I think if both of us can represent the growth of the females from China at the highest levels of MMA, represent the highest levels of this sport, I think this is the pride,” Xiaonan said through an interpreter. “We’re proud of our country. So, Dana, let’s make it happen.”

With the defeat, Andrade falls into a two-fight skid. In February, Andrade was submitted by Erin Blanchfield at flyweight.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 288 results include:

  • Yan Xiaonan def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:20

  • Movsar Evloev def. Diego Lopes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

  • Charles Jourdain def. Kron Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Matt Frevola def. Drew Dober TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:08

  • Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Devin Clark via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:28

  • Khaos Williams def. Rolando Bedoya via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

  • Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:10

  • Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:10

  • Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:21

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 288.

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