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Carla Esparza's 2014 may have felt long, but it also has to feel good. The former Invicta strawweight championship not only matriculated to the UFC by being the top-seeded cast member on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20, she won the show and in the process, became the first-ever UFC women's strawweight champion when she defeated Rose Namajunas at the TUF 20 Finale. "Life has just been pretty busy," Esparza told Ariel Helwani on Monday's The MMA Hour. "I just actually drove in from Vegas a couple of read news >>

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MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes gives his instant reaction to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 58 main event, which saw Lyoto Machida finish C.B. Dollaway in the first round.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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UFC titleholder Carla Esparza believes she should own the world’s No. 1 strawweight ranking over Jessica Aguilar, despite her head-to-head loss to the WSOF champion. Filed under: News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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Carla Esparza talks about becoming the first UFC strawweight champion and what's next for her. read news >>

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A wrap-up of salaries and medical suspensions from last weekend's Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas. Carla Esparza was the big winner last Friday night, taking home both a title and the second-biggest payday of the night (not including performance bonuses) at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas. The biggest check went to Charles Oliveira for his decision win over Jeremy Stephens. On the injury side of things, Yancy Medeiros and Heather Jo Clark picked up the longest medical suspens read news >>

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Carla Esparza will forever live in record books as the UFC’s first women’s strawweight champion. However, she knows the real work is just beginning.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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New UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza and co-main eventer Charles Oliveira topped the list of the TUF 20 Finale fighter salaries released to MMAWeekly.com. read news >>

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Charles Oliveira earned an event-high $54,000 for his victory against Jeremy Stephens ($40,000) at last Friday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 20” Finale, though not all of that money went home with the Brazilian. read news >>

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No surprise here, but if you're fighting on The Ultimate Fighter, it's better on your wallet to make the finals. UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza handily out-earned the rest of her fellow TUF 20 castmates at Friday's The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, pocketing $50,000 for her main event win according to figures released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Despite being the tournament's No. 1 overall seed and reigning Invicta FC champion, Esparza entered her finals bout agai read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Friday night's (Dec. 12, 2014) earnings for all the fighters competing at the FOX Sports 1-televised event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the FOX Sports 1-televised event last weekend (Fri., Dec. 12, 2014) from inside Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevad read news >>

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Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past Friday at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Over the weekend, the UFC crowned a new champion at 115 pounds following a tournament on Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. That woman was Carla Esparza, who is the first-ever female strawweight champion. She now has a target on her back and a new division full of eager, talented fighters. They will be competing in important bout after important bout, attempting to earn a shot at Esparza in the near future. Following a big weekend for the 115-pound division, what's next for the new UFC champion? read news >>

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Following an upset victory over the strawweight division’s top contender, UFC President Dana White revealed that Joanna Jedrzejczyk would likely get the next title shot at Carla Esparza. In one of the most impressive performances on Saturday night's FOX card, Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk edged the strawweight division's top contender with a split decision win to deny the Brazilian the first crack at the newly crowned champion Carla Esparza. Jedrzejczyk crashed the top contender with a fanta read news >>

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On Monday's episode of The MMA Hour, we'll hand out our 2014 year-end awards. Below is a rundown of the show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- MMAFighting.com's Marc Raimondi will recap another busy weekend in MMA. 1:25 p.m. -- Carla Esparza will talk about becoming the first UFC strawweight champion and what's next for her. 1:45 p.m. -- We'll be joined by our 2014 Fighter of the Year. Who will it be? Tune in to find out. 2:05 p.m. -- We'll hand out our 2014 MMA Hour awards. Below are the categories: Male fighte read news >>

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