May 07 2022
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
11-4-0
SD 5

Score cards

  • 46-49
  • 47-48
  • 48-47
SD 5
17-6-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
36
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 1" / 155 cm
65" / 165 cm
Reach
63" / 160 cm

Tape record

Form
11
Wins
17
2
By KO
3
18
KO%
18
5
By SUB
4
45
SUB%
24
4
Loses
6
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2010
15
Bouts
23
41
Rounds
60
3 hours, 0 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 35 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza report

Who won Namajunas vs Esparza?

Carla Esparza beat Rose Namajunas by split decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 274, on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of the winner Carla Esparza.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Women’s Strawweight championship.

Namajunas vs Esparza stats

Rose Namajunas stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Carla Esparza made her way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Rose Namajunas' UFC record stood at 10-5-0, while Carla Esparza's came in at 10-5-0.

The stats suggested that Namajunas and Esparza have similar power, both with a 18% knock out percentage.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Namajunas had a large advantage over Esparza, boasting a 45% submission rate over Esparza's 24%.

Rose Namajunas was the younger woman by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Namajunas had a height advantage of 4 inches over Esparza. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Namajunas was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2013, 2 years and 10 months later than Esparza, whose first professional fight was in 2010. She had fought 15 less professional rounds, 54 to Esparza's 69.

Namajunas vs Esparza form

Namajunas had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In her last fight before this contest, she had won against Jessica Andrade at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, she had lost to Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, she had beaten Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223 on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.

Before that, she had defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

She was victorious against Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at Sprint Center, Kansas City.

Activity check

Namajunas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Esparza's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Namajunas vs Esparza?

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