Zhang Weili vs Yan Xiaonan Prediction UFC 300 Picks 4/13

Zhang Weili vs Yan Xiaonan Prediction UFC 300 Picks 4/13

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UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill - Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan Preview and Prediction

Get ready for a thrilling showdown between two Chinese powerhouses as Zhang Weili takes on Yan Xiaonan in the women's strawweight division at UFC 300. This matchup promises fireworks as both fighters look to make a statement in one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC.

 

Zhang Weili

  • Height/Weight: 5' 4", 115 lbs
  • Record: 24-3-0 (11 TKO, 8 SUB)
  • Team: Beijing Black Tiger
  • Nickname: Magnum
  • Stance: Switch

Strengths:

Zhang Weili is a well-rounded fighter with a deadly arsenal of striking and grappling techniques. With a background in Sanda, she possesses devastating power in her strikes and has showcased her submission skills in several fights. Zhang's ability to seamlessly transition between striking and grappling makes her a threat to anyone in the strawweight division.

Recent Performance:

Zhang is coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over Amanda Lemos at UFC 292. With wins over top contenders like Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade, Zhang has cemented herself as one of the best fighters in the division.

 

Yan Xiaonan

  • Height/Weight: 5' 5", 115 lbs
  • Record: 18-3-0 (8 TKO, 1 SUB)
  • Team: Team Alpha Male
  • Nickname: Nine
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Yan Xiaonan is a skilled striker with precise technique and excellent footwork. She utilizes her length and reach advantage effectively, keeping her opponents at bay with a stiff jab and punishing leg kicks. Yan's ability to control the distance and dictate the pace of the fight has earned her victories over tough opponents in the strawweight division.

Recent Performance:

Yan is coming off an impressive first-round TKO victory over Jessica Andrade at UFC 288. With wins over notable fighters like Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill, Yan has proven herself to be a formidable contender in the division.

 

Prediction:

Given the skill sets of both Zhang Weili and Yan Xiaonan, this fight has the potential to be a back-and-forth battle that goes the distance. Both fighters possess solid striking and grappling abilities, making it difficult for either to secure a finish early in the fight. Additionally, their defensive prowess suggests that they will be able to withstand each other's offense, prolonging the duration of the fight.

Considering their past performances and the evenly matched nature of this bout, the prediction for this fight is that it will go over 3.5 rounds.

 

Pick: Fight to go over 3.5 rounds

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