Dern enters her second main event looking to build upon her split decision win over Tecia Torres at UFC 273 in April. Prior to that, the No. 6 ranked fighter in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings dropped a unanimous decision to Marina Rodriguez in her first promotional headliner at UFC Vegas 39 nearly a year ago, which snapped a four-fight win streak.
Yan finds herself in close to must-win territory as she enters her first UFC main event on the heels of back-to-back losses. In her most recent outing, the No. 7 ranked strawweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings was on the wrong end of a very close split decision to Rodriguez at UFC 272 in March. Ten months earlier, Yan was dominated and finished by the current champion Carla Esparza via second-round TKO.
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