The split decision loss against Carla Esparza marks Rose Namajunas' fifth setback in professional mixed martial arts career.
Here's what the official stats say about the fight.
We will talk about the striking comparison later, but let's take a look at the ground game first. Carla Esparza once again showed that she the best grappler we have seen in the UFC's strawweight history. She outnumbered Rose, 2-1.
According to the official stats, Namajunas connected 37 of her 136 significant strikes thrown, while Esparza landed 30 off her 133 thrown.
There were a total of 11 takedowns attempted by Carla Esparza, with Rose Namajunas managing to escape 9 of those attempts.
Esparza threw a massive 13 compared to 5 significant shots in the fifth and final round.
A couple of rounds can be debated, but it's certainly not a robbery. Carla Esparza did enough to her former rival to once again emerge as the UFC Strawweight Champion.