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‘Draw or nah?’: Pros react to Yan Xiaonan’s narrow victory over Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 61

UFC Fight Night: Dern v Yan Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Yan Xiaonan did just enough to escape UFC Vegas 61 with a win.

The 33-year-old Chinese contender captured one of the biggest victories of her career on Saturday, eking out a majority decision over Mackenzie Dern in Saturday’s strawweight main event. Yan outstruck Dern on the feet and fended off her foe’s vaunted grappling despite being stuck in dangerous spots in the second and fifth rounds. Dern nearly made a late push for a 10-8 round in the final frame — and even got it from one judge, pulling her into a 47-47 draw on that scorecard — but ultimately Yan left Las Vegas victorious.

Check out how the pros reacted to Yan vs. Dern below.

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