VIDEO: Xiaonan 'blacks out' in Zhang's submission, but refuses to give up and is saved by the bell at UFC 300

Athlete is scared during a title fight and, after action, walks shakily towards coaches

Weili Zhang fits rear naked choke in yan xiaonan. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter

Challenger for the strawweight belt (up to 52,1kg) in the UFC 300, yan xiaonan staged a worrying scene in the Octagon. Victim of a rear-naked choke at the end of the first round, the Chinese woman looked as if she had lost consciousness with the submission, but ended up saved by the bell. The moment caused concern for the referee, who watched the athlete staggering, 'confused', towards her coaches.

In the images (see below), it is possible to follow the moment of tension experienced by Xiaonan. Despite the suffocation, the fighter refused to give up and resisted at the end of the round.

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Surprisingly, Yan returned to the confrontation as if she had not suffered the champion's actions. The athlete was looking for the belt in her first fight with UFC gloves.

Even though she showed strength throughout the five rounds played, Xiaonan was defeated in the confrontation. After 25 minutes, Zhang was declared the winner in a unanimous decision by the judges.

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