Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Carla Esparza is one of the best fighters in the UFC strawweight division. 'Cookie Monster' has been professionally fighting since 2010 and is the first UFC Strawweight champion and first Invicta FC Strawweight champion. As of 2021, Esparza sits at #4 in UFC women's strawweight rankings.

Carla Esparza: UFC Career

The 'Cookie Monster' made her UFC debut in the year 2014. She was up against Rose Namajunas in her first UFC fight at The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale. Esparza started her career in style and won The Ultimate Fighter 20 Women's Strawweight tournament to capture the inaugural women's strawweight championship.

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She could not hold on to the belt and dropped it to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her first defense. Esparza has beaten the likes of Maryna Moroz, Cynthia Calvillo, Virna Jandiroba, Michelle Waterson, and Marina Rodriguez.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: (L-R) Carla Esparza punches Marina Rodriguez of Brazil in their strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

'Cookie Monster' has put together a four-fight win streak and is surging up the rankings once more. In 2020, she beat Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez via split decision verdicts. She is scheduled to face Yan Xiaonan on May 22, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 192. The fighter has claimed an 8-4 record during her time in the UFC.

Carla Esparza: Fighting Style

Esparza's fights are a masterclass in discipline. She doesn't go for finishes frequently and plays it safe. Nevertheless, she musters enough offense and control to edge out split decision victories.

The fact that she has claimed 10/17 wins via decision is a sign that she doesn't let her opponents dominate her. 'Cookie Monster' has claimed seven finishes in her career, but the last of these came in 2014 when she beat Rose Namajunas.

Carla Esparza: Achievements

'The Cookie Monster' holds an amazing record of 17-6-0 in her MMA career. Her list of accomplishments is long and commendable. The talented fighter is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

She has held the 2014 Female Fighter of the Year awarded by Combat Press. Furthermore, 'The Cookie Monster' has reigned as an Invicta FC strawweight champion. The fighter has claimed one Performance of the Night award and one Fight of the Night award.

Carla Esparza: Net Worth and Salary 2021

Esparza has estimated career earnings of $544,000 according to Tapology.

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 Nickname The Cookie Monster
Age33
Born10-10-1987
NationalityAmerican
 Residence Redondo Beach, California, United States
Height5'1"
MMA Record17-6-0
Active Win Streak 4
Net Worth NA
 Weight/Division116 lb/strawweight
 Marital Status/Partner Name NA/NA