Kailin Curran-Yan Xiaonan, Gina Mazany-Yanan Wu added to UFC Fight Night 122 in China

UFC Fight Night 122, the first UFC event in mainland China, is beginning to shape up with the addition of a pair of women’s bouts that feature two debuting Chinese fighters.

In the strawweight division, Kailin Curran (4-5 MMA, 1-5 UFC) will welcome Xiaonan Yan (7-1, 0-0 UFC) to the octagon for the first time, while in the bantamweight division Gina Mazany (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) faces Yanan Wu (9-1, 0-0 UFC).

Curran and Mazany announced the matchups for UFC Fight Night 122, which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and streams on UFC Fight Pass, on their respective social media accounts (via Instagram):

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Curran is likely facing a do-or-die situation when it comes to her UFC career. She’s suffered losses in her past three fights and has just one victory in six octagon appearances. The Hawaiian is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Alexandra Albu at UFC 214 in July.

Looking to extend Curran’s skid is Yan. “Fury” will return to action from a more than one-year layoff for the fight, but she brings a six-fight unbeaten streak into the contest, with all of her victories coming by stoppage.

Mazany, meanwhile, will hope her sophomore UFC effort goes better than her first. “Danger” accepted a short-notice fight with Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105 in February to break into the promotion but was submitted in a mere 74 seconds by the Olympic silver medalist.

Now Mazany will be the one attempting to play spoiler for someone’s debut when she takes on Wu, who immediately becomes one of the youngest fighters on the UFC roster at just 21. She already has 10 fights of experience, though, winning all but one.

With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 122 card now includes:

  • Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Kailin Curran vs. Xiaonan Yan
  • Gina Mazany vs. Yanan Wu

For more on UFC Fight Night 122, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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