Carla Esparza

"Cookie Monster"
17 6
Wins Losses
Birth date October 10, 1987 (age 33)
Birth place Torrance, California, United States
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)
#3 UFC Strawweight Contender
Former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion

UFC Rankings

Fights

WIN
Carla Esparza
UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till
Jul 26, 2020
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza
UFC 249
May 9, 2020
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza
UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens
Sep 21, 2019
Decision (majority)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza
UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson
Apr 27, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Carla Esparza #6
UFC 228
Sep 8, 2018
TKO (punches and elbows)
R3 – 4:33
LOSS
Carla Esparza #6
UFC 225
Jun 9, 2018
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza #9
UFC 219
Dec 30, 2017
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza #8
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee
Jun 25, 2017
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Carla Esparza #3
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne
Feb 19, 2017
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza #2
UFC 197
Apr 23, 2016
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Carla Esparza Champion
UFC 185
Mar 14, 2015
TKO (punches)
R2 – 4:17
WIN
Carla Esparza
The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale
Dec 12, 2014
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R3 – 1:26
WIN
Carla Esparza
Bec Hyatt
Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt
Jan 5, 2013
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza
Lynn Alvarez
Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
Oct 6, 2012
TKO (punches)
R1 – 2:53
WIN
Carla Esparza
Sarah Schneider
Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann
Jul 28, 2012
TKO (punches)
R2 – 4:28
WIN
Carla Esparza
XFC 15: Tribute
Dec 2, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Carla Esparza
Bellator 46
Jun 25, 2011
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Carla Esparza
Yadira Anzaldua
ECSC: Friday Night Fights 3
Apr 15, 2011
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 0:53
WIN
Carla Esparza
Crowbar MMA: Winter Brawl
Dec 10, 2010
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Carla Esparza
Megumi Fujii
Bellator 24
Aug 12, 2010
Submission (armbar)
R2 – 0:57
WIN
Carla Esparza
Lacey Schuckman
NMEF - Ladies Night: Clash of the Titans 8
Jul 16, 2010
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R2 – 2:37
WIN
Carla Esparza
Karina Hallinan
Long Beach Fight Night 8
Apr 18, 2010
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R2 – 2:16
WIN
Carla Esparza
Cassie Trost
Respect in the Cage 3
Feb 19, 2010
TKO (punches)
R1 – 0:48