A fight between Wu Yanan and Bethe Correia has been in the works for several months. The bantamweight bout looks set to finally push through at UFC Fight Island 7 on January 16th.

The fight was originally booked for UFC Vegas 16 on December 5th. It pits a Brazilian former title challenger against a Chinese opponent who has been forced to move up a division after missing weight by 4lbs at UFC Shenzhen last year.

Yanan (11-3) signed for the UFC in 2017 but has only fought three times after seeing multiple bouts fall through due to injuries to either her or her opponent. Her record in the octagon stands at 1-2 and she will be looking to make a successful return to the division in which she made her name.

Correira (11-5-1) is a former bantamweight title challenger and has been in with the likes of Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. She dropped a decision to Pannie Kianzad at UFC Fight Island 3 in July.

UFC Fight Island 7 is set for Yas Island on January 16th. It will also feature a welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and China’s Li Jingliang.

The event will be headlined by a featherweight fight between #1 ranked Max Holloway (21-6) and #6 ranked Calvin Kattar (22-4). It will be the promotion’s first event of 2021 and the seventh to be held on Yas Island since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

UFC Fight Island 7, Abu Dhabi, January 16th
Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar (Featherweight)
Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese (Middleweight)
David Zawada vs. Ramazan Emeev (Welterweight)
Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher (Bantamweight)
Justin Tafa vs. Carlos Felipe (Heavyweight)
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa (Flyweight)
Austin Lingo vs. Jacob Kilburn (Featherweight)
Punahele Soriano vs. Duško Todorović (Middleweight)
Julianna Peña vs. Sara McMann Women’s (Bantamweight)
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez (Middleweight)
Nik Lentz vs. Mike Grundy (Featherweight)
Warlley Alves vs. Christian Aguilera (Welterweight)
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang (Welterweight)
Bethe Correia vs. Wu Yanan (Bantamweight)