So, Carla Esparza is the UFC’s first strawweight champion, and the fighter also has an extra $50,000 to enjoy.
Esparza picked up a “Performance of the Night” and $50K for her third round, tap out victory over Rose Namajunas, which went down at Friday’s TUF 20 Finale.
The other POTN award went to lightweight Yancy Medeiros, who floored Joe Proctor with a kick to the body, and then finished the deal with a guillotine choke.
“Fight of the Night”, and $50,000 each, went to strawweights Randa Markos and Jessica Penne, which saw the latter win the entertaining fight by split decision.
The TUF 20 Finale went down in Las Vegas, Nevada.