Claudia Gadelha vs. Xiaonan Yan – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Claudia Gadelha vs. Xiaonan Yan fight preview

UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha will take on Xiaonan Yan in the Women’s Strawweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 253 card.

In this post, we will break down Claudia Gadelha vs. Xiaonan Yan matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Claudia Gadelha is coming in with a 18-4-0 record. Gadelha will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris in May.

Yan, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Karolina Kowalkiewicz on May 16, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker and holds a 12-1-0 (1 NC) record.

Claudia Gadelha vs. Xiaonan Yan
31
Age
31
5′ 4″
Height
5′ 5″
115 lbs.
Weight
115 lbs.
63″
Reach
63″
18-4-0
Record
12-1-0 (1 NC)
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Claudia Gadelha has an orthodox fighting stance with a 63″ reach. The 31-year-old, Xiaonan Yan is an orthodox fighter with a 63″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Claudia Gadelha:
→ Gadelha’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Gadelha lands 3.40 significant strikes per minute.
→ Gadelha’s takedown accuracy is 45%.
→ Gadelha’s takedown average is 3.13 per 15 minutes.
→ Gadelha’s takedown defense is 58%.

Gadelha comes in with 41% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.40 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Yan fires at 42% accuracy, landing about 6.72 significant strikes per minute. Claudia Gadelha also has a 45% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.13 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Yan’s 1.20 takedowns and 70% takedown accuracy.

Xiaonan Yan:
→ Yan’s striking accuracy is 42%.
→ Yan lands 6.72 significant strikes per minute.
→ Yan’s takedown accuracy is 75%.
→ Yan’s takedown average is 1.20 per 15 minutes.
→ Yan’s takedown defense is 70%.

Xiaonan spent on average 15:00 minutes in the Octagon and Claudia has an average fight time of 14:49 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 253 is live in , who do you think will win, Claudia or Xiaonan? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
Date
September 26, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Claudia Gadelha vs. Xiaonan Yan

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