Yan Xiaonan defeated Laura Dern by majority decision at the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Xiaonan (16-3, 1 NC) took the cards 48-47, 48-47 with the third ending in a tie, 47-47. Dern was awarded a 10-8 fifth round after taking down Xiaonan to the mat early in the round.
Xiaonan ended a two-fight skid.
“I know her jiu-jitsu is amazing,” Yan said through an interpreter. “She’s a black belt. I’m a white belt. So I knew what I should expect in this fight. But I trained so hard — four times, five times on grappling during this camp — so I knew I could do this.”
Dern drops to 12-3.
–Field Level Media