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Chinese fighters get home crowd roaring in UFC debut

MMA's growth and martial arts traditions fuel predictions that it will be the sport's next frontier

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Yan Xiaonan (left) of China competing against Kailin Curran of the US during their UFC women's strawweight event on Nov 25.

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"We saw some China power tonight. I believe we will see more and better China fighters coming into the UFC." - Li "The Leech" Jingliang (above)

Shanghai

CHINESE fighters won five out of eight bouts on Saturday night, including one of the quickest knockouts in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history as the world's richest mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter made its debut in mainland China.

The UFC's Shanghai Fight Night

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