Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
19-7-0
17-4-2

The tape

36
Age
37
5' 1" / 155 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
63" / 160 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm

Full record

SUB 2SD 5KO 2SD 3MD 3
Form
SD 3KO 2UD 3KO 3SD 3
19
Wins
17
4
By KO
7
21
KO%
41
4
By Sub
1
21
SUB%
6
7
Losses
4
2
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
2
2010
Debut
2015
26
Bouts
23
69
Rounds
61
5 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 41 minutes

Current rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

-
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
7

Carla Esparza vs Marina Rodriguez preview

When is Esparza vs Rodriguez?

Carla Esparza could potentially fight Marina Rodriguez, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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 Rodriguez stats

Carla Esparza would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Marina Rodriguez would make her way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Rodriguez would have an advantage in power over Esparza, with a 41% knock out percentage over Esparza's 21%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Esparza would have an advantage over Rodriguez, with a 21% submission rate over Rodriguez's 6%.

Carla Esparza is the younger woman by 1 year, at 36 years old.

Rodriguez has a height advantage of 5 inches over Esparza. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Esparza is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She has fought 8 more professional rounds, 69 to Rodriguez's 61.

Esparza vs Rodriguez 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 submission 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 beaten Yan Xiaonan 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 was victorious 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.

Rodriguez has beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In her last fight, she was beaten by Jessica Andrade at UFC 300 on 13th April 2024 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had won against Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC Fight Night – Fiziev vs Gamrot on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had been defeated by Virna Jandiroba at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.

Before that, she had lost to Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

She had beaten Yan Xiaonan at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Marina Rodriguez has been fighting more than Carla Esparza.

Carla Esparza last fought 1 year, 6 months and 12 days ago, while Marina Rodriguez's last outing was 1 month and 11 days ago.

Esparza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Esparza vs Rodriguez?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Esparza vs Rodriguez yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

Carla Esparza vs Marina Rodriguez news

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