By: Alok Nayak

5 Facts You Must Know About MMA Legend Carla Esparza Before UFC 281

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One of the most experienced strawweight fighter, Carla Esparza is certainly one of the most underrated UFC champion right now.

Carla Esparza's last fight against Rose Namajunas was one of the most exciting uneventful title fights in UFC history.

However, Esparza's legacy is way more than just one bad fight with Rose Namajunas, which she ended up winning.

Carla Esparza was the first ever UFC strawweight champion. And she won the title by beating Rose Namajunas by a 3rd round rear naked choke.

Carla Esparza won a 16 round tournament to lay her hands on the UFC strawweight title in The Ultimate Fighter.

Carla Espzara has also competed in Bellator and Invicta. She was the first ever Invicta FC strawweight champion.

Carla Esparza is certainly one of the pioneer of the women's MMA as she competed in Bellator's first ever women's tournament.

Carla Esparza is one of the best wrestlers UFC has ever seen in the women's division. She has beaten many opponents with her wrestling and grappling.

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UFC 281 is one of the most stacked cards of the year with many fights that has the potential to be barn burners at MSG.