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Carla Esparza vs Mackenzie Dern preview
When is Esparza vs Dern?
Carla Esparza could potentially face the challenge of Mackenzie Dern, in Early 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Esparza vs Dern stats
Carla Esparza would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Mackenzie Dern would make her way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Esparza would have a large advantage in power over Dern, boasting at 21% knock out percentage over Dern's 0%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Dern would have a massive advantage over Esparza, boosting at 58% submission rate over Esparza's 21%.
Carla Esparza is the older woman by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Dern has a height advantage of 3 inches over Esparza. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Esparza is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 6 years and 5 months earlier than Dern, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She has fought 32 more professional rounds, 69 to Dern's 37.
Esparza vs Dern form
Esparza has beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight, she lost to Weili Zhang at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by split decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, she had beat Xiaonan Yan at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.
Before that, she had defeated Marina Rodriguez at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
She had won against Alexa Grasso at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Mackenzie Dern has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she Xiaonan Yan at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by majority decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Tecia Torres at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had beat Virna Jandiroba at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had won against Randa Markos at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Mackenzie Dern has been fighting more than Carla Esparza.
Carla Esparza last fought 4 months and 10 days ago, while Mackenzie Dern's last outing was 5 months and 21 days ago.
Esparza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning she has been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Dern's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 3 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Esparza vs Dern?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Esparza vs Dern yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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