Marina Rodriguez and Xiaonan Yan to face off at UFC 272 on March 5

A clash of strawweight contenders is scheduled for UFC 272, with Marina Rodriguez taking on Xiaonan Yan on March 5.

Yan’s management, Paradigm Sports, initially announced the reservation. UFC 272 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is also expected to include a featherweight tilt between Edson Barboza and Bryce Mitchell. The event is not yet headlining.

Rodriguez is currently on a three-game winning streak in the Octagon, with wins over Amanda Ribas, Michelle Waterson and Mackenzie Dern to his name. The 34-year-old muay Thai specialist is 5-1-2 in the Octagon after competing in the Brazilian version of the Contender Series in August 2018.

Yan enjoyed a six-game winning streak in her last outing, when she suffered a second-round TKO loss to Carla Esparza at UFC Fight Night 188 on May 22. The representative of the China Top Team holds victories against Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Angela Hill during his promotional tenure.

It’s official. Yan Xiaonan will face Marina Rodriguez in a strawweight bout at UFC 272 in Las Vegas on March 5. # UFC272 #GP

– Paradigm Sports (@ParadigmSports) December 29, 2021

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