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Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson

Preliminary Card | Strawweight · 115 lbs | MMA

Carla Esparza defeats Michelle Waterson via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large "The Cookie Monster" Carla Esparza
"The Karate Hottie" Michelle Waterson

Esparza
Decision
Round 3

Carla Esparza Michelle Waterson

"The Cookie Monster" "The Karate Hottie"

15-6-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-7-0
Climbed to 16-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-8
-150 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +120 (Near Even)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Redondo Beach, California   Fighting out of   Albuquerque, New Mexico
32 years, 6 months, 4 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   34 years, 4 months, 3 days
115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)
5'1" (155cm)   Height   5'3" (161cm)
63.0" (160cm)   Reach   62.0" (157cm)
Team Oyama   Gym   Jackson Wink MMA
UFC 249
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
  • Date: Saturday 05.09.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Esparza Total Disclosed Pay: $106,000
  • Waterson Total Disclosed Pay: $70,000
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Esparza vs. Waterson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 3388  
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KO/TKO
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Decision
Waterson
72%
Esparza
28%

Event Discussion

loudenSwain
loudenSwain

05.10.2020 | 10:32 PM ET

Tony put his mind and body through the ringer. Interesting to see how, or if for that matter, he recovers. He took the high risk tough style match up for him and extended his camp and made two weight cuts in a short time at his age with wear and tear levels.  I don’t think Dana was wrong in noticing that.  I thought he looked off, though I’m not taking anything away from Gaethje. He’s a stud and whooped ass. I’m Just sad for Tony. I hope he pulls himself up again like the savage he is.  However, his age and wear and tear....it may be a rough road ahead. Any road that doesn’t lead to a title shot I consider rough for him. I’ll forever be an El CuCuy fan either way. 

* Edited at 05.10.2020, 10:36 PM ET *

Hippie
Hippie

05.11.2020 | 9:38 AM ET

Let’s say OK he won so fair is fair, Gaethje gets the Champ!


Khabib vs. Gaethje 

Khabib isn’t going to stand in his face & exchange punches like Tony did. Khabib will put him on his @ss over & over until he sub’s him out in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th round. I don’t see Gaethje being any different then any1 else he’s fought b4. Only a punchers chance, imo.

At least Tony had a wicked ground game for Khabib, oh well, guess we’ll never see..
As Swain said above.. always a El CuCuy fan!
ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

05.11.2020 | 3:52 PM ET

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