Women's Strawweight Champion (UFC)
Reach63 in. (5' 3/160 cm)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Biography(references)Carla Kristen Esparza is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship , in which she is the current and two-time UFC Women's Strawweight Champion. She first earned the UFC championship by winning a 16-woman tournament that was televised on the reality series The Ultimate Fighter. She also competed in Bellator MMA's first women's tournament.
Combat ApproachEsparza is known for powerful wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. On the mat, she often mounts an opponent and controls her with strikes while seeking submissions. While standing, she typically clinches and attacks with punches, knees and elbows.
Fighter Trivia(references)Esparza is of Mexican, Ecuadorian and Irish descent. She married her husband Matthew Lomeli in May 2022.
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