Yan Xiaonan earned her fourth consecutive victory at UFC 238 when she defeated Angela Hill in a fast-paced and high action battle.
Yan Xiaonan def. Angela “Overkill” Hill via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) at UFC 238 on Saturday, June 8, 2019, live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Here is how the action played out
Xiaonan starts things off with a low leg kick as both fighters are trying to gauge the distance and timing of their opponents. Hill is showing off her footwork and movement early, but Xiaonan is doing a good job to stay with her. she catches Hill with a nice right hand as Hill tried to close the distance. She is starting to pop her jab out a bit more and is starting to time and telegraph Hill. Hill mixes it up and throws a superman punch and follows it up with a takedown to halt the momentum Xiaonan was building on the feet. Xiaonan defends well off of her back and works her way up to the feet. Hill lands a nice right hand as the two come into clinch range and Hill wants another takedown, but it ends up Xiaonan on top. Hill is doing a very good job of not allowing the opponent to posture up or advance the position. Hill is looking to work for an armbar from the bottom. Hill transitions from the armbar to a triangle. Hill secures the triangle very tight at the very end of the round, but the bell rings before she is able to get the finish.
FanSided’s Score 10-9 Hill
Xiaonan comes out swinging to start the second round and hurts Hill. Hill is able to recover relatively quickly, but Xiaonan continues to push the pace on her. Hill is struggling to defend in the second round and is seemingly slowing down. A beautiful combination from the body to the head lands on Hill. Hill is winging her punches more now as her hands have slowed quite a bit from round 1 to round 2. Hill attempts another takedown, but Xiaonan is able to shut it down and keep the fight standing. Hill is starting to push back and pressure Xiaonan as the round gets deeper, but Xiaonan is the one who is continuing to land in the second. Hill aggressively tries to hit a flying knee as the round is coming to an end, but she ends up along the cage as a result. Xiaonan lands a huge shot on Hill and has her visibly stunned to end the round.
FanSided’s score 10-9 Xiaonan
Hill may be slowing down, but the constant movement and angling off has not stopped. Hill takes a few leg kicks to start the round and she is having a difficult time countering. On the contrary, Xiaonan is countering almost everything Hill throws her way and she looks to be the fresher of the two fighters. Hill lands a nice overhand right, but Xiaonan answers with a combination of her own. Hill lands a big right hand and hurts Xiaonan, who hesitates to step back into the fire. Hill smells blood in the water and pushes the pace, but her opponent recovers quickly. Hill continues to look for the overhand right and is having success with it in this round, but for every shot Hill lands, Xiaonan seems to land two. Xiaonan has shown a nice jab throughout the round, but Hill throws one of her own that snaps her opponents head back. Hill wings some punches in at the end of the round to leave a lasting impression on the judges as we head to the scorecards.
FanSided’s Score 10-9 Xiaonan
Xiaonan continues to prove she is one of the better strikers in the strawweight division. The win marked four consecutive for Xiaonan and moved her to 11-1 overall.
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