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Carla Esparza, of Ecuadorian roots, is a UFC champion

It was a fight with few emotions, but in the end, Carla Esparza won the strawweight champion belt in the UFC, after defeating Ros

Carla Esparza, of Ecuadorian roots, is a UFC champion


It was a fight with few emotions, but in the end, Carla Esparza won the strawweight champion belt in the UFC, after defeating Rose Namajunas.

After five rounds with few punches and only three takedown attempts, the judges gave Esparza the victory, by split decision. The fighter, of Ecuadorian roots, He celebrated in tears and hugged his coaches, this May 7, 2022.

At times, the public booed the fight, due to the lack of action. “It was a difficult fight, I tried to be aggressive”, said the 34-year-old fighter, who got the title in their division for the second time. The first occasion was in 2014.

Is getting married

After the match, Esparza revealed that he accepted the title fight despite the fact that this It would take place just a week before their marriage.

Between jokes he said he was happy to arrive at the ceremony with his face intactwhen asked about the almost zero exchange of blows that took place during the five rounds of his fight against Namajunas.

Ecuadorian is recognized

Esparza is true to his Ecuadorian roots, his mother is a native of Tosagua, Manabí. On his social networks, he usually uploads photos with the tricolor flag either behind his back or stamped on his sports clothing.

My MySpace name used to be Ecuadorian Shorty (little Ecuadorian)”, posted the athlete weeks before her fight against Namajunas.