Carla Esparza Scouting Report

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Carla Esparza Scouting Report
Dec 30, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Carla Esparza lands a hit against Cynthia Calvillo during UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Carla Esparza Scouting Report


5’1″ 115 lbs (Women’s Strawweight)
64″ reach, Orthodox
October 10, 1987


18-6 (UFC: 9-4)

Current Streak

5 straight wins


Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Two-time NAIA All-American in wrestling
Medalist in international jiu-jitu competition

Championships Held

Invicta FC Strawweight Champion: 2013 (no title defenses)
UFC Strawweight Champion: 2014-2015 (no successful title defenses)



– above average reach
– finishes fights
– strong MMA wrestler
– equally capable of submitting an opponent or knocking them out
– very experienced
– has already faced (and beaten) top competition
– very good in scrambles
– physically strong
– throws punches with bad intentions
– relentlessly attacks
– strong ground and pound
– has championship experience
– very tough & durable
– on a roll



– short for her weight class
– can be submitted
– has been taken down & dominated on the mat
– can get too complacent and only counter strike
– can be totally outclassed in the striking department



That was a quick title reign for Cookie Monster.  Can she reclaim her throne?


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