Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
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 34 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.
Grasso's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.