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UFC on ESPN 17+ bonuses: Carla Esparza-Alexa Grasso thriller earns 'Fight of the Night'

26 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

The unfortunate scene after UFC on ESPN+ 17's main event overshadowed the spectacular performances that came beforehand.
But fortunately, those who put on commendable displays still will leave Mexico City with $50,000 bonuses, regardless of what happened after the 15-second no contest between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens resulted in fans throwing debris into the cage and at Stephens as he exited the arena.
Front and center were those involved in the evening's strawweight co-main event, Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso. A thrilling third round, in which Esparza somehow escaped a deep...
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Twitter reacts to Carla Esparza's narrow victory over Alexa Grasso at UFC on ESPN+ 17

Twitter reacts to Carla Esparza's narrow victory over Alexa Grasso at UFC on ESPN+ 17

26 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Carla Esparza is back on a winning streak after defeating Alexa Grasso in the UFC on ESPN+ 17 co-main event.
Esparza , the former UFC strawweight champion, scored a crucial victory in her career when she defeated rising contender Grasso in the event co-headliner, which took place at Mexico City Arena in Mexico and streamed on ESPN+.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Esparza's victory over Grasso at UFC on ESPN+ 17.
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UFC on ESPN+ 17 results: Carla Esparza edges Alexa Grasso after armbar scare

26 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Former UFC champion Carla Esparza was showered with boos after she upset Alexa Grasso in a razor-thin decision Saturday in Mexico City.
Esparza picked up her second consecutive victory in the division where she once held UFC gold by defeating Grasso via majority decision in a fight that pitted her takedowns and top control against the striking of the Mexican up-and-comer. The judges ultimately favored the former, giving “The Cookie Monster” the win by scores of 28-28, 29-28 and 29-28.
The women's strawweight bout was the UFC on ESPN+ 17 co-main event at Mexico City Arena.
Esparza earned...
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