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Carla Esparza talks upcoming UFC 219 fight with Cynthia Calvillo

UFC bantamweight fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith interviews former UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza one week out from her UFC 219 fight with Cynthia Calvillo.

Esparza, also a former UFC strawweight champion is currently ranked number nine in the UFC women’s strawweight division.

“Cookie Monster” reveals how the fight with the number six ranked Calvillo came about, cutting weight during the holidays, and more.

UFC 219 takes place December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada and is headlined by a women’s featherweight title bout between champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ and former bantamweight champion Holly Holm.


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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

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