The undefeated Marina Rodriguez entered this fight with a record of 12-0-2 (50% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.10 women’s strawweight in the world. She fought three times last year beating Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres but then she was stopped in a draw by Cynthia Calvillo.
Her opponent, the former Ufc and Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza, has a mma record of 16-6-0 (44% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. She lost two consecutive bouts in 2018, with Claudia Gadelha and Tatiana Suarez, but then she has won over Virna Jandiroba, Alexa Grasso (Carla Esparza vs Alexa Grasso) and Michelle Waterson (Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson). Esparza vs Rodriguez is on the undercard of Robert Whittaker vs Darren Till – UFC on ESPN 14 (UFC Fight Island). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 14: Whittaker vs. Till
Where: Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: strawweight (115 lbs, 52 kg)
Rodriguez’s next fight: Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas
Esparza’s next fight: Xiaonan Yan vs Carla Esparza
Rodriguez vs Esparza Fight Video:
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