The Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza fight video highlights a historical moment in the UFC. The Ultimate Fighter a time when a title was at stake during the final episode of reality TV.
Not only that, but the 20th season was the first to feature only female competitors, and after a six-week tournament, Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas were the last two standing and were scheduled to meet on Dec. 12, 2014.
Namajunas’ submission prowess had led her to her first title opportunity in the octagon. She lost to Esparza in her first title fight. Esparza used Esparza’s wrestling skills to establish a back-naked choke during the final round. Esparza was named the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion.
Esparza’s reign didn’t last long, and Namajunas eventually claimed her place as one of the best in the world by twice capturing the strawweight title. You can view the complete video from their first encounter at UFC 274,, which was filmed by the UFC.