Former Invicta FC champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza made history once again tonight in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Esparza submitted highly-touted rising star “Thug” Rose Namajunas to become the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
Tonight’s championship fight capped off the first all-female season of The Ultimate Fighter, which featured 16 of the top female strawweights in MMA. Also tonight, another former Invicta FC champion, Jessica Penne, earned a hard-fought Split Decision victory over Randa Markos on the main card.
– Carla Esparza defeats Rose Namajunas via RNC at 1:26 of round 3
– Jessica Penne defeats Randa Markos via Split Decision
– Felice Herrig defeats Lisa Ellis via Armbar at 3:05 of round 2
– Heather Clark defeats Bec Rawlings via Unanimous Decision
– Joanne Calderwood defeats Seo Hee Ham via Unanimous Decision
– Tecia Torres defeats Angela Magana via Unanimous Decision
– Aisling Daly defeats Alex Chambers via Armbar at 4:53 of round 1
– Angela Hill defeats Emily Kagan via Unanimous Decision
To read the full recap of the event, (click here).