Carla Esparza News

Feb 14, 2018 4:54 pm

Claudia Gadelha Returns at UFC 225 to Take on a Former UFC Champion and Invicta Foe

One of the oldest matchups, if not the oldest matchup in the strawweight division’s history is set to take place and hopefully happen this time. The UFC announced on Wednesday that the perennial top five strawweight contender and former title challenger, Claudia Gadelha is expected to make her return at UFC 225 when she takes on...

Dec 30, 2017 8:10 pm

UFC 219 Results: Carla Esparza defeats Cynthia Calvillo (Highlights)

A key women’s strawweight scrap between surging contender Cynthia Calvillo and former champion Carla Esparza took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Esparza rushes in and lands a nice right hand over the top. Both women are swinging wildly early on here. Both ladies...

Apr 22, 2017 11:36 am

VIDEO | Former UFC champ Carla Esparza punches a guy because he asked her to

He signed the waiver… he said hit him a "2 out of 10"& I obliged 😜🙈😘 #havingfun #hesaiditwasok #snm #lol #helikedit #waiver #heskindacute pic.twitter.com/sXI5ZDUDVN — Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) April 22, 2017 Generally speaking, getting punched in the face by a UFC fighter is something most people try to avoid doing. Even UFC fighters do their...

Feb 20, 2017 7:31 am

Carla Esparza releases statement on controversial loss to Randa Markos

On Sunday night, the UFC returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia with UFC Fight Night 105. On the evening’s undercard, former strawweight queen Carla Esparza returned from a lengthy layoff against Canada’s own Randa Markos. Though Esparza succeeded on four takedown attempts, and threatened with a submission in the second round, the judges ultimately awarded her...

Dec 4, 2016 7:45 am

Beef! Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza bash each other on social media

It’s no secret that former strawweight champion Carla Esparza and former strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha aren’t big fans of one another. Having been scheduled to fight to no avail several times in the past, the two talented fighters have plenty of unfinished business, and probably won’t stop beefing till they get their hands on...

Dec 3, 2016 1:29 pm

Tito Ortiz offers to help Carla Esparza keep her TUF motorcycle

Earlier this week, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza was looking to sell the Harley Davidson motorcycle she won on The Ultimate Fighter season 20, which also saw her crowned as the first ever UFC women’s strawweight championship. Esparza took to Instagram to explain the situation: If anyone is interested,...

Mar 30, 2016 8:51 am

Carla Esparza replaces Jessica Aguilar, meets Julianna Lima at UFC 197

The inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion, Carla Esparza (11-3 MMA), will return to the octagon next month when she fills in for the injured Jessica Aguilar against Julianna Lima (8-2 MMA). The bout will mark Esparza’s first fight since losing her title to Joanna Jedrzejczyk via TKO at UFC 185 in March of 2015. Prior...