Yanan Wu
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Hangs tough in decision loss
BantamweightUFC
August 31, 2019
Wu lost to Mizuki Inoue via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.
ANALYSIS
This fight wasn't as close as the scorecards would lead you to believe. Yes, Wu was competitive and showed well in what was a 15-minute kickboxing match, but it was pretty clear she came up short. Wu was the much more effective striker to the legs and body, but Inoue pounded her to the head early and often. The loss has to be disappointing for the 23-year-old in her home country, but she should be proud of her effort. Wu has now alternated wins and losses in her first three UFC bouts.
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Loses opponent for August fight
BantamweightUFC
July 29, 2019
Wu no longer has an opponent for the August 31 card in China after Luana Carolina was forced to pull out of the card, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Wu was initially scheduled to face Carolina back in May, however Wu was forced to pull out and the fight was rescheduled to take place at the end of August. With Carolina now forced to pull out, it's unclear if Wu will get a new opponent or if the fight will be scrapped altogether.
Pulls out of UFC 237
BantamweightUFC
April 22, 2019
Wu has been forced to withdraw from her May 11 bout against Luana Carolina at UFC 237, reports.
ANALYSIS
Citing an injury, Wu has been removed from the fight and has been replaced by Priscila Cachoeira on the card. Wu hasn't fought in the UFC since Nov. 25, 2017, at Fight Night against Gina Mazany and will now need to wait even longer to make her return to the octagon.