She was the number 1 name since day one of The Ultimate Fighter 20 season.
Tonight, Carla Esparza confirmed that she is no joke in the women’s 115lb division.
Dominant since round 1, Esparza gave no space to Namajunas and ended round 2 on full mount and hitting hard.
Round 3 started with a quick takedown and Rose turning her back to avoid the punches.
Carla locked the body triangle and got the rear naked choke in place to force the tap.
In her interview after the result was proclaimed, Esparza thanked her team and remembered a former teammate: “This goes out to Shane Del Rosario, who passed away in 2013.”