UFC plans to hold an event on September 26th, with the first matchup for the show being booked as Claudia Gadelha versus Yan Xiaonan. News of the strawweight matchup was first reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate.
Xiaonan has been perfect through her UFC career thus far, attaining five-straight wins since her entrance into the promotion in 2017. Her last fight was a unanimous decision win over former Karolina Kowalkiewicz in February.
Gadelha returned after a 10-month layoff in May, defeating Angela Hill via split decision. This moved her streak of wins to two-in-a-row. The Brazilian fighter has the experience advantage over Xiaonan having fought six more times than her in the UFC.
A win for Xiaonan would likely move her up the UFC.com strawweight rankings significantly, as she currently sits in 10th, four spots behind Gadelha.