The UFC is actively searching for a new opponent for Ashley Yoder after Yan Xiaonan was forced out of the UFC Singapore card on Oct. 26 due to an injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Xiaonan’s foot injury doesn’t require surgery, sources said, but the Chinese strawweight can’t train for at least three weeks.
Yoder (7-4), who had a rough start in the UFC with three straight defeats, is now looking to record her third victory in a row after a pair of decision wins over Amanda Cooper and Syuri Kondo.
Xiaonan (11-1, 1 no-contest), who also holds a win over Kondo, holds a 4-0 record under the UFC banner. Her other wins came against Kailin Curran, Viviane Pereira and Angela Hill.
UFC’s upcoming trip to Singapore will have Demian Maia taking on Ben Askren in a five-round welterweight main event.