Carla Esparza is the brand new strawweight champion after eking out a break up resolution win over Rose Namajunas in one of many worst fights of all time at UFC 274.
‘The Cookie Monster’ picked up a break up resolution win in a battle UFC commentator Joe Rogan labelled “The stinker of all stinkers”.
The primary two rounds had been fully uneventful. Neither fighter bought off something of word and UFC commentators Rogan, Daniel Cormier, and Jon Anik speculated about how the judges would rating the uninteresting affair.
Within the third body, Namajunas and Esparza bought issues going, considerably.
‘The Cookie Monster’ briefly bought the champ to the ground however ‘Thug Rose’ rapidly popped again as much as her ft and bought off slightly little bit of putting offence.
Esparza managed to get the battle to the ground once more within the fourth spherical, taking the again of Namajunas earlier than rapidly being shrugged off.
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One other takedown adopted later within the spherical however ‘Thug Rose’ made her opponent pay with the largest punch of the battle as they broke away from the clinch place.
Namajunas stole the ultimate spherical as she landed extra strikes and a really late takedown earlier than each fighters had been met with a refrain of boos when the battle ended.
Esparza’s post-fight speech was drowned out by boos however the followers in attendance at UFC 274 did nothing to dampen the spirit of the now two-time champion.
The 34-year-old turned the primary strawweight UFC champion when she scored a third-round submission win over Namajunas to win the Final Fighter 20 ultimate in 2014.
Esparza, who was badly crushed by Jedrzejczyk in her first title defence, has been working her approach again to a title shot ever since.
After years of inconsistent outcomes, Esparza is unbeaten since 2019 and earned herself a title shot at UFC 274 by placing collectively a five-fight win streak that features spectacular victories over Marian Rodriguez and Yan Xiaonan.