Wu Yanan has a new opponent for UFC Fight Island 7. She will face Joselyne Edwards in Abu Dhabi on January 16th.

Brazilian Beth Correira was forced to pull out of the fight because she needs to have her appendix removed. But the UFC matchmakers have been able to find a last minute replacement for the former bantamweight title challenger.

Edwards (9-2) will be making her UFC debut. She hails from Panama and challenged unsuccessfully for the Legacy Fighting Alliance bantamweight belt in 2018.

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 1-3 and she will be moving up a division after struggling to make weight as a flyweight.

UFC Fight Island 7 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 and #6 ranked Calvin Kattar. 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 (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)
Joselyne Edwards vs. Wu Yanan (Bantamweight)