this is Carla Esparza34th birthday Sunday, and Marina Rodriguez Gave her the ultimate gift by putting together mainly One-sided unanimous decision Performance against Mackenzie Dern at the main event.
Once in the fight, there was a lot of debate about how to jump Espalza (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in the Strawweight title cue if Dahn did something spectacular. In my opinion, former champion Espalza had already failed from the title shot when the UFC decided to book Rose Namajunas vs. Chanweily 2 instead of the Espalza vs. Namajunas rematch.
Given the potential of Dahn’s up-and-coming star, it was realistic to fear that it would happen again, but Rodriguez’s (16-1-2 MMA, 5-1-2 UFC) victory belongs to it. I think the situation has been resolved.Espalza The only person who defeated Rodriguez In mixed martial arts, and it was a very thin decision, even Rodriguez admits she isn’t worth slipping in front of the “cookie monster.”
All Classes: Marina Rodriguez says Carla Esparza needs to get a title shot in front of her.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 10, 2021
So the case was closed, right? Yes, let’s pray. But still uncomfortable …
If Wayley takes revenge on Namajunas when he regains the title at UFC 268 on November 6, the UFC could soon book the trilogy and reset the title photo again. Hopefully the sanity wins and Esparza gets her legitimate shot to the winner.
So where does it leave Rodriguez in all of these? It’s pretty clear that she needs to fight Joana Jedjezik next. That style of competition is too good to resist, and it could be the definitive No. 1 competitor’s match. These are the right moves to keep the department moving in a harmonious way, and you don’t have to think beyond that.
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Rodriguez has a solid Carla Esparza
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-fight-night-194-takeaways-analysis-reaction-mackenzie-dern-marina-rodriguez-carla-esparza-title-shot Rodriguez has a solid Carla Esparza