Jul 25 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
16-6-0
SD 3
SD 3
0-0-0

The tape

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

Tape record

SDMDUDKOSD
Form
MDUDUDMDKO
16
Wins
0
3
By KO
0
19
KO%
0
4
By SUB
0
25
SUB%
0
6
Loses
0
2
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
22
Bouts
0
57
Rounds
0
4 hours, 20 minutes
Fight Time
0 seconds

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Bellator
-
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Tapology
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Carla Esparza vs Marina Rodriguez report

Who won Esparza vs Rodriguez?

Carla Esparza beat Marina Rodriguez by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Island 3, on Saturday 25th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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 Rodriguez stats

Carla Esparza stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Marina Rodriguez made her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws.

Marina Rodriguez marked her 13th fight for them, having made her own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Carla Esparza's UFC record stood at 10-5-0, while Marina Rodriguez's came in at 7-4-2.

The stats suggested Esparza had an advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 19% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Esparza had a large advantage over Rodriguez, boasting a 25% submission rate over Rodriguez's 0%.

Carla Esparza was the same age as Marina Rodriguez, at 36 years old.

Rodriguez had a height advantage of 5 inches over Esparza. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Esparza was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 8 more professional rounds, 69 to Rodriguez's 61.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marina Rodriguez had been fighting more than Carla Esparza.

Going to this contest, Carla Esparza had last fought 4 years, 7 months and 4 days ago, while Marina Rodriguez's last outing had been 4 years, 4 months and 18 days ago.

Esparza's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 3 years, 1 month and 27 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 2 years, 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Esparza vs Rodriguez?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any historical odds for Esparza vs Rodriguez.

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