Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza

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  • Age
    33
  • Height
    61 in 155 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    116 lbs 53 kg
  • Reach
    63 in 160 cm
  • Leg reach
    35 in 89 cm
  • Women's Strawweight Division
  • Style
    BJJ, Wrestling
  • Born
    Los Angeles, United States
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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    3 (16%)

  • DEC

    11 (58%)

  • SUB

    5 (26%)

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    2 (33%)

  • DEC

    3 (50%)

  • SUB

    1 (17%)

  • 13:1453

    Avg fight time

    33

    First round finishes

  • 13:4313

    Average fight time in the UFC

    1313

    Number of fights in the UFC

  • 0.300.30

    Submission attempts per 15 min

    3.203.20

    Takedowns per bout

  • 4242

    Takedowns Landed

    113113

    Takedown Attempted

  • 37%37

    Successful takedown

    53%53

    Takedown Defense

  • 2.342.34

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

    5.215.21

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

  • 417417

    Sig. strikes landed

    959959

    Sig. strikes attempted

  • 43%43

    Accented punches accuracy

    57%57

    Sig. strikes defense

  • 12491249

    Punches dealt

    19081908

    Punches thrown

  • 65%65

    Striking Accuracy

    0.3030

    Coup attempts per fight

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 13
Bellator 2
CB 1
ECSC 1
IFC 3
LBFN 1
NMEF 1
RITC 1
TUF 3
XFC 1
Not defined 1

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    214 (51%)

  • Clinch

    60 (14%)

  • Ground

    143 (35%)

Head

312

75%

Body

63

15%

Legs

42

10%

PRO Results

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Yan Xiaonan

    22.05.2021 • UFC Fight Night

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.58

    Method
    KO/TKO

    17 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Win

      Ground & Pound from Crucifix

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      +110 Near Even

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      194

    • Sig. Strikes

      33

    • Takedowns

      3

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Marina Rodriguez

    25.07.2020 • UFC Fight Night

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    16 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 0 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      +150 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      152

    • Sig. Strikes

      60

    • Takedowns

      5

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Esparza VS Marina Rodriguez

    15.07.2020 • UFC Fight Night • Status: cancelled

    16 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 0 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Michelle Waterson

    09.05.2020 • UFC 249

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    15 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 249

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      -150 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      106

    • Sig. Strikes

      103

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Esparza VS Michelle Waterson

    11.04.2020 • UFC on ESPN+ 30 • Status: cancelled

    15 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 30

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Alexa Grasso

    21.09.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 17

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    14 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 17

    • Win

      Majority

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +130 Slight Underdog

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      157

    • Sig. Strikes

      80

    • Takedowns

      4

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      1

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Virna Jandiroba

    27.04.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 8

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 8

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -125 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      128

    • Sig. Strikes

      51

    • Takedowns

      4

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      1

  • Esparza VS Livinha Souza

    27.04.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 8 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 8

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Tatiana Suarez

    08.09.2018 • UFC 228

    Round
    3

    Time
    14.33

    Method
    KO/TKO

    13 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 228

    • Win

      Ground & Pound

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      +340 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      18

    • Sig. Strikes

      10

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      1

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Claudia Gadelha

    09.06.2018 • UFC 225

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 225

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      +330 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      288

    • Sig. Strikes

      103

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Cynthia Calvillo

    30.12.2017 • UFC 219

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    12 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 219

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      +175 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      153

    • Sig. Strikes

      138

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      1

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Maryna Moroz

    25.06.2017 • UFC Fight Night 112

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    11 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 112

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      -215 Moderate Favorite

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      204

    • Sig. Strikes

      95

    • Takedowns

      6

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Randa Markos

    19.02.2017 • UFC Fight Night 105

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    11 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 105

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      -265 Moderate Favorite

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      137

    • Sig. Strikes

      132

    • Takedowns

      4

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Juliana Lima

    23.04.2016 • UFC 197

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    10 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 197

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      -185 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      167

    • Sig. Strikes

      42

    • Takedowns

      5

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Joanna Jedrzejczyk

    14.03.2015 • UFC 185

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.17

    Method
    KO/TKO

    10 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 185

    • Title bout

      Champion — UFC Strawweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -155 Slight Favorite

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      24

    • Sig. Strikes

      22

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Rose Namajunas

    12.12.2014 • The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

    Round
    3

    Time
    11.26

    Method
    Submission

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

    • Title bout

      Vacant — UFC Vacant Strawweight Championship

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +115 Near Even

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Carla Esparza
    • Total Strikes

      180

    • Sig. Strikes

      90

    • Takedowns

      5

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Jessica Penne

    14.08.2014 • The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 • Exhibition Bout

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter Season 20

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      114.0 lbs (51.7 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Tecia Torres

    06.08.2014 • The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 • Exhibition Bout

    Round
    2

    Time
    10.00

    Method
    Decision

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    4 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter Season 20

    • Win

      Majority

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5-5 two rounds

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Angela Hill

    18.07.2014 • The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 • Exhibition Bout

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.41

    Method
    Submission

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter Season 20

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5-5 two rounds

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      114.0 lbs (51.7 kgs)

  • Esparza VS Claudia Gadelha

    07.12.2013 • Invicta FC 7 • Status: cancelled

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 7

    • Title bout

      Champion — Invicta FC Strawweight Championship

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      114.0 lbs (51.7 kgs)

    • Odds

      +145 Slight Underdog

  • Esparza VS Ayaka Hamasaki

    13.07.2013 • Invicta FC 6 • Status: cancelled

    9 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 6

    • Title bout

      Champion — Invicta FC Strawweight Championship

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Bec Rawlings

    05.01.2013 • Invicta FC 4

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    8 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    4 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 4

    • Title bout

      Vacant — Invicta FC Vacant Strawweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      114.4 lbs (51.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -1100 Huge Favorite

  • Esparza VS Claudia Gadelha

    05.01.2013 • Invicta FC 4 • Status: cancelled

    8 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 4

    • Title bout

      Vacant — Invicta FC Vacant Strawweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Lynn Alvarez

    06.10.2012 • Invicta FC 3

    Round
    1

    Time
    2.53

    Method
    KO/TKO

    7 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 3

    • Win

      Strikes

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.4 lbs (52.3 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Sarah Schneider

    28.07.2012 • Invicta FC 2

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.28

    Method
    KO/TKO

    6 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 2

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.2 lbs (52.3 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Felice Herrig

    02.12.2011 • XFC 15

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    5 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      XFC 15

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      113.5 lbs (51.5 kgs)

    • Odds

      -215 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Jessica Aguilar

    25.06.2011 • Bellator 46

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    5 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 46

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Yadira Anzaldua

    15.04.2011

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    4 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Nina Nunes

    10.12.2010

    Round
    3

    Method
    Decision

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Nina Nunes

    10.12.2010

    Round
    3

    Method
    Decision

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Megumi Fujii

    12.08.2010 • Bellator 24

    Round
    2

    Time
    5.57

    Method
    Submission

    3 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    20 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 24

    • Win

      Armbar

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.3 lbs (52.3 kgs)

    • Odds

      +450 Heavy Underdog

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Lacey Schuckman

    16.07.2010

    Round
    2

    Method
    Submission

    2 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Karina Hallinan

    18.04.2010

    Round
    2

    Method
    Submission

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Esparza VS Cassie Trost

    19.02.2010

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

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