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Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos Forum Thread

Esparza vs. Markos

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01.10.2017 | 7:19 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Esparza vs. Markos. Let's see what you've got.

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Randa Markos defeats Carla Esparza via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Randa "Quiet Storm" Markos
Mmaweekly large "The Cookie Monster" Carla Esparza

Markos
Decision
Round 3

Randa Markos Carla Esparza

"Quiet Storm" "The Cookie Monster"

6-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-3-0
Climbed to 7-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-4
+225 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -265 (Moderate Favorite)
Ca Canada   Nationality   Us United States
Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Fighting out of   Redondo Beach, California
31 years, 6 months, 9 days   Age at Fight   29 years, 4 months, 9 days
116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
5'4" (163cm)   Height   5'1" (155cm)
63.5" (161cm)   Reach   63.0" (160cm)
Tristar Gym   Gym   Team Oyama
Tapology Community Predictions: 1222  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Esparza
87%
Markos
13%

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skelliher
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01.10.2017 | 7:19 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Esparza getting back in there.

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01.10.2017 | 10:00 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

This is the fight that Carla has been holding out for. I'm sure she'll out grapple Markos for a decision win. But after this fight she's going to have to start fighting girls that are closer in her rank, and prove that she deserves her top 5 ranking.

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01.11.2017 | 3:35 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

"Carla, do you want a fight?"
"YES"
"Claudia? Get you right back into the title picture"
"Errr ... I haven't had a good camp for 2 years ... err ... no"
"Ok"

**meanwhile on Carla's instagram**
"Waaaah! I've been asking for fights! I don't have any money! I have to sell my Harley"

"Carla, how about Randa? Will you fight her?"
"Yes, I'll fight her, she's not a hitter and I have better grappling than her"

**back to Carla's instagram**
"Fight is on! UFC Fight Night 105 February 19th in Halifax, Canada. This fight has been years in the making!"

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01.11.2017 | 3:41 AM ET

Prediction: correct Markos   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  




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01.11.2017 | 1:44 PM ET

Prediction: correct Markos   correct Decision  

@Yoss Yup. I love Randa, but I was hoping I wasn't the only one who noticed that. Though speaking of a fight years in the making (literally), Claudia vs. Esparza will be heated enough to be a FOX main event when that finally does happen. 

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lldowntoearthll
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02.19.2017 | 10:46 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

i want to say that randa is too well rounded to get ground out, but i think i'm underestimating carla.
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02.19.2017 | 1:02 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Rooting for Markos here, just think esparza grapplefucks her to death

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02.19.2017 | 1:43 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Like to see Esparza get a solid win.

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maccca3232
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02.19.2017 | 6:03 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Esparza got a solid win in her last fight vs Lima. As former champ and current #3 ranked fighter she should be fighting a Top 5 ranked opponent.

Although I will say that if she is going to fight an unranked opponent at least with Markos you get the TUF history to give it some additional interest. 
mikeyg
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02.19.2017 | 6:13 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

She should be, but she's ducking the Top 5 it seems.

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Areisius
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02.19.2017 | 6:15 PM ET

Let's go!

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Esparza will beat that bitch up!
Kuma
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02.19.2017 | 6:32 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

I liked Esparza till TUF,then I saw that she was like one of those high school kids that won't let any "losers" in the "cool" group.I thought she was like a tough nosed,cool,humble chick then she ends up acting like someone on the movie Mean Girls.I think you have that bitch thing backwards Areisius.
Kuma
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02.19.2017 | 6:34 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Who the fuck is Todd Grisham?Ugh wtf,the guys already mixing up his words.Another FOX guy that doesn't know shit about mma i'm assuming.
2kTweeK
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02.19.2017 | 6:36 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Submission   wrong Round 1  

I like them kind of girl :p

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rappinpapsoda
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02.20.2017 | 7:55 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

I thought Carla won that fight. 

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02.20.2017 | 4:54 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

I'm glad Markos won that fight even though i picked esparza b/c of that illegal knee. i don't think she did it on purpose but that ref was in perfect position to see it and did nothing.

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02.21.2017 | 7:55 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Great fight all around.

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02.21.2017 | 8:00 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

I won't call this a "Robbery" but I think a person could only justify scoring one Round for Markos. Thought Esparza should have easily taken this 29-28. 

The knee incident was unfortunate, however, I think Esparza was winning that 3rd Round up till that point.
jodybanman
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02.21.2017 | 9:14 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Nice to see Markos beat both of the bullies from the house.

Is this Grisham guy Goldberg's replacement?  Why get rid of Goldberg just to replace him with a carbon copy?  His bizarre "Black Beast feeds again" or whatever he said, reminded me instantly of Goldberg's "Little eagle flies again" comment after a Jens Pulver win years ago.

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02.21.2017 | 10:01 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Esparza   wrong Decision  

Leading up to this fight, Carla told Stann her only goal was to get "her" belt back. Which explains exactly why she turned down a fight vs. Claudia (which if she won would most likely have lead to an immediate title shot) to take on a fight with Randa (which if she won would mean nothing in regards to title contention).

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