Who won Esparza vs Grasso?
Carla Esparza beat Alexa Grasso by majority decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 17, on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Carla Esparza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Esparza vs Grasso stats
Carla Esparza stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Alexa Grasso made her way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Grasso had advantage in power over Esparza, with a 36% knock out percentage over Esparza's 21%.
Carla Esparza was the older woman by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Grasso had a height advantage of 4 inches over Esparza. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Esparza was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Grasso, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 22 more professional rounds, 60 to Grasso's 38.
Esparza vs Grasso form
Alexa Grasso had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Carla Esparza 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.
Going into that contest, she had lost to Tatiana Suarez at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
Before that, she had defeated Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 114 on 5th August 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico.
She had been beaten by Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104 on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Esparza's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Grasso's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.