Live Blog for UFC 288: Strawweight Showdown – Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan

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Follow along for live updates on the highly anticipated strawweight matchup between Jessica Andrade and Yan Xiaonan at UFC 288, taking place in New Jersey on Saturday.

After an unsuccessful bid for a two-division UFC championship, Andrade has had mixed success bouncing between the flyweight and strawweight divisions. Her most recent loss came at the hands of Erin Blanchfield in the 125-pound category. However, Andrade is now returning to the strawweight division where she won her first UFC title, with hopes of reclaiming the belt.

Live Blog for UFC 288: Strawweight Showdown - Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan
Live Blog for UFC 288: Strawweight Showdown – Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan

On the other hand, Yan has been a consistent presence in the UFC’s strawweight top 10 since her debut in 2017. In 2021, she was on the brink of a title shot after winning six consecutive fights. Unfortunately, losses to Carla Esparza and Marina Rodriguez derailed those plans. However, Yan rebounded with a win over Mackenzie Dern in October, and a victory tonight could put her back in contention for the title.

Don’t miss a moment of the action as these two top-ranked strawweights battle it out for supremacy in the octagon. Keep up with the UFC 288 main card fight live blog below.

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