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Dana White’s Advice For Carla Esparza: If You Get Offered A Fight, Take It

UFC President Dana White has advised women's strawweight Carla Esparza to remain active rather than wait for a title shot from the sidelines. Esparza was last in action at UFC Vegas 27 in May. In the card's co-main event, she faced top-five contender Yan Xiaonan. Against an opponent unbeaten since...

Carla Esparza Believes She’s Above Marina Rodriguez In Title Talks

Top-ranked strawweight Carla Esparza considers herself next to challenge for the 115-pound strap and believes recent events have solidified that notion. Prior to the rematch booking between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili, some briefly linked Esparza to fighting for gold. After all, the UFC veteran is on a five-fight...

Marina Rodriguez Says Carla Esparza Should Get Title Shot Before Her

UFC strawweight Marina Rodriguez is poised for an imminent title shot following her win on Saturday, but she feels the only woman to have beaten her, Carla Esparza, deserves it first. Rodriguez once again proved that she’s one of the best in the women’s 115-pound division by earning a unanimous...

Marina Rodriguez Thinks Esparza Deserves UFC Strawweight Title Shot

Marina Rodriguez is of the belief that Carla Esparza has done her part to earn a UFC Strawweight Title opportunity. Rodriguez is climbing the 115-pound ranks. She is the number six-ranked UFC strawweight. She's set to face Mackenzie Dern at a UFC Fight Night event on Oct. 9. During an interview...

Carla Esparza Is All Class Following UFC 268 Title Fight Snub

Carla Esparza may not be getting the next UFC Strawweight Title shot but don't expect her to complain about it. Esparza has been on a tear since being stopped by Tatiana Suarez back in Sept. 2018. Since the loss, Esparza has gone on a five-fight winning streak. She's fresh off...

Jędrzejczyk Feels Esparza Must Prove She’s UFC Title Material Again

Joanna  Jędrzejczyk has made it clear that she believes it's going to take a little more for fans to be invested in Carla Esparza. Esparza has seemingly put herself in a decent position to challenge Rose Namajunas for the UFC Strawweight Championship. After all, she is riding a five-fight winning...

Joanna Jędrzejczyk Dismisses Carla Esparza As Next SW Title Contender

Former champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk is not a big fan of the idea of champion Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza running their fight back again. Jędrzejczyk last stepped in the Octagon in March of 2020 at UFC 248 where she lost a split decision in a shoo-in for "fight of...

Carla Esparza Hits The Campaign Trail For Strawweight Title Shot

Carla Esparza is hopeful that the UFC will grant her a title shot. The former strawweight champion is waiting anxiously to be the next challenger to the newly crowned two-time UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas after dominating Yan Xiaonan in her most recent fight at UFC Vegas 27. Despite absolutely mauling...

Dana White Remains Coy On Granting Carla Esparza Title Shot

Dana White was impressed by Carla Esparza’s demolition of Yan Xiaonan but remains undecided on granting her a title shot next. Esparza made a compelling case for facing champ Rose Namajunas after making light work of #3-ranked straweight Xiaonan in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 27.  Many predicted the fight...

UFC Vegas 27 Highlights: Carla Esparza Smashes Yan Xiaonan

Carla Esparza vs. Yan Xiaonan put on a solid fight in a co-headlining role.  The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (May 22, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 27 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. The first round of the fight saw Carla get...

Esparza Thinks UFC Vegas 27 Win Sets Up Rematch With Numajunas

The inaugural strawweight champ Carla Esparza thinks a win against Xiaonan Yan will catapult her back into unfinished business with strawweight great, Rose Namajunas. This weekend, taking place inside the UFC Vegas APEX facility, Carla Esparza and the number three ranked Xiaonan Yan will throw down for a possible...

EXCLUSIVE: Yan Says UFC Hinted Title Shot Looming With Win Saturday

The #3-ranked Xiaonan Yan believes that she is closer than many would have you think to a UFC title shot. The Chinese-born native has cut through the UFC women's strawweight roster like butter. Currently riding an eleven fight win streak, with six of her victories in the UFC coming...

A Closer Look At The UFC Vegas 27 Main And Co-Main Event

Despite going under the radar after the massive UFC 262 pay-per-view, UFC Vegas 27 is packed with premium talent and will kick off on May 22. The much-anticipated return of former champion Cody Garbrandt is back after a long hiatus against the fast-hitting Rob Font. Additionally, the co-main event...

Carla Esparza Realizing Potential And Ready To Fight For The Title Again

Despite having an opponent in her crosshairs, former UFC champion Carla Esparza is ready to contend for the title again, and given the caliber of her four-fight win streak, it's hard to argue with the strawweight. Set to take place in May, Carla Esparza is paired up to compete...

Carla Esparza Returns Against Yan Xiaonan In May

Former UFC strawweight champion, Carla Esparza is set to return to the Octagon on May 22 against Yan Xiaonan. MMA DNA was first to report the news and has since been confirmed by several outlets. The UFC has yet to confirm the booking. The location of the May 22 event...