Yan Xiaonan

Yan Xiaonan 2024: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Who is Yan Xiaonan?

Yan Xiaonan is one of the top-class strawweight fighters in the UFC. The UFC's first Chinese fighter made her promotional debut in the year 2017. As of 2021, she sits at #1 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings and #10 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

Yan Xiaonan’s Early Life

Born in June 1992 in Sanya, Hainan Province, China, Yan started practicing Taekwondo at a very young age and didn't stop until she reached college. Originally an accounting student, she chose the path of the gladiators after joining MMA school Sanda League following her graduation.

She quickly rose through Chinese regional circuits and would eventually make her pro debut against Kunlun Fight 10 years ago in 2014. During her time at the promotion, she would win two titles including the bantamweight gold, and then go on to secure 5 more wins within a short span of 3 years, which would get her noticed by UFC scouts.

In 2017, at just 25 years old, Yan made history when she became only the second Chinese woman ever signed to compete under Dana White's promotion; the first being her opponent for UFC 300, Zhang Weili.

Yan Xiaonan’s Partner and Children

Yan tied the knot with long-time boyfriend Zhang Yang on April 16, 2016. While that was undoubtedly her highlight of the day, it wasn't the only one, for following the ceremony, she would put on her gloves and dive into the cage ROAD FC 030.  Now that is some dedication to fighting. While Xiaonan's wedding was sort of a public affair of sorts with media coverage, very little is otherwise known about her personal life.

Yan Xiaonan’s Net Worth 2024

A prominent figure in women's MMA, Xiaonan's estimated net worth in 2024 is $1 million. Her earnings come from a mix of prize money, bonuses, endorsements, etc.

Yan Xiaonan: Career Timeline

Xiaonan made her pro debut for Kunlun Fight back in 2014 and as mentioned above, won the bantamweight title there, and then topped it by beating 5 more opponents in 3 years before she got signed to the UFC.

USA Today via Reuters

'Nine' made her UFC debut against Kailin Curran and won the bout via a unanimous decision. Later she defeated fighters like Viviane Pereira, Angela Hill, Claudia Gadelha, and Syuri Kondo. She is currently on a 2 match-win streak with her last fight against Jessica Andrade ending with a KO win at UFC 288.

Yan Xiaonan's Career Stats and Records

Xiaonan is one of the few fighters who is a celebrated athlete in all competitions of mixed martial arts. Opponents fear her because of her extremely diverse background in sports. Her techniques and skills are just out of the box and have always helped her in bringing her opponents down.

She has an MMA career record of 17-3-0 while boasting an impressive UFC record of 8-2,

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Personal Information:
Full NameYan Xiaonan
Popular NameNine
Date Of Birth06-16-1989
Birth PlaceShenyang, Liaoning, China
Weight115 lbs
Net Worth$1 million
SpouseZhang Yang
Relationship/Marital StatusMarried
ProfessionMMA fighter
TitlesKunlun Fight Bantamweight Champion



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