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Friday, Dec 12, 2014

TUF 20 Finale: Carla Esparza Becomes First UFC Strawweight Champ

Carla Esparza. Photo credit: Tracy Lee/Invicta FC

By FCF Staff

Here are the results from tonight’s TUF 20 Finale, which saw Carla Esparza become the first UFC strawweight champ, by submitting Rose Namajunas.

Early on, Namajunas threatened with a wide array of strikes, but eventually Esparza was able to counter with her wrestling game and a finishing, rear-naked-choke.

In the co-headliner, Charles Oliveira worked his way to a unanimous decision win over fellow, featherweight contender, Jeremy Stephens.

The card was hosted by the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TUF 20 Finale

Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 1:26

Charles Oliveira def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Daron Cruickshank vs. KJ Noon declared no contest (Cruickshank could not continue due to eye poke) R2, 0:25

Yancy Medeiros def. Joe Proctor via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 4:37

Jessica Penne def. Randa Markos via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Felice Herrig def. Lisa Ellis via submission (armbar) R2, 3:05

Heather Jo Clark def. Bec Rawlings via unanimous decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joanne Calderwood def. Seo Hee Ham via (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Tecia Torres def. Angela Magana via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Aisling Daly def. Alex Chambers via submission (armbar) R1, 4:53

Angela Hill def. Emily Kagan via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:56 pm
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