#UFC219 Results: Carla Esparza bests Cynthia Calvillo in three round war

Tonight on the main card of UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cynthia Calvillo met former strawweight champion Carla Esparza in a  high profile strawweight affair.

In the first round, both fighters landed on the feet before Calvillo shot in for a takedown and grounded Esparza. Once on top, CC went to work with ground and pound. Carla threatened with a tight arm bar but Calvillo escaped. Calvillo landed some solid ground and pound towards the end of the round but after a wild scramble Carla gained top position to close the round.

The second round mainly took place on the feet with both ladies landing solid right hands. Esparza tended to rush in and get slipped by Calvillo. It was a really close round but two snappy takedowns and stiff leg kicks for Esparza arguably won her the round.

In the third frame, both ladies left it all in the octagon. There were moments of grappling but the majority of the fight was a slugfest. Both ladies landed huge shots and the crowd erupted as both ladies flurries for a finish.

Carla Esparza def. Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision (29-28 x3).

 

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