Wu Yanan has received a new opponent for a January 16th UFC show, now being paired against promotional newcomer Joselyne Edwards. First reported by PPSport on Thursday, Edwards will replace Bethe Correia, who withdrew earlier in the week due to an emergency appendix removal.
The new matchup joins UFC’s first show back in 2021 at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Edwards enters the UFC after an 11-fight pro career that includes nine wins. She last competed in July of 2020, where she stopped Pamela Gonzalez in less than a minute.
The fight was her return to action, as her previous bout was a split decision loss in 2018 to Sarah Alpar.
Now with a new opponent in front of her, Wu will look to bounce back from a split decision loss to MIZUKI in 2019.
Correia, the original opponent for Wu, withdrew from the fight due to a surgery that doctors deemed urgent. Reports came out on Wednesday that the surgery was a success.
The fight was set to be Correia’s final bout as a pro. While it was cancelled, Correia still plans to have her retirement fight later on.
With a fight back in the lineup for January 16th, here’s how UFC’s show looks. The “Fight Night” show is currently scheduled to be headlined by Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar.
Bout 13: Max Holloway (21-6) vs. Calvin Kattar (22-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 12: Omari Akhmedov (20-5-1) vs. Tom Breese (12-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 11: Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3) vs. Li Jingliang (17-6) (Welterweight)
Bout 10: Joaquin Buckley (12-3) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (12-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 9: Carlos Condit (31-13) vs. Matt Brown (22-17) (Welterweight)
Bout 8: Justin Tafa (4-1) vs. Carlos Felipe (9-1) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Sarah Moras (6-6) vs. Vanessa Melo (10-8) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Jacob Kilburn (8-3) vs. Austin Lingo (7-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Punahele Soriano (7-0) vs. Dusko Todorovic (10-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Nik Lentz (30-11-2) vs. Mike Grundy (12-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: David Zawada (17-5) vs. Ramazan Emeev (19-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Nassourdine Imavov (9-2) vs. Phil Hawes (9-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Wu Yanan (11-3) vs. Joselyne Edwards (9-2) (Flyweight)