In one of the most dominant performances of her career, Carla Esparza made a statement at UFC Vegas 27. In a wrestling clinic, the ‘Cookie Monster’ was able to dominate Yan Xiaonan on the ground from the start and until a TKO win via ground and pound in the crucifix position. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the finish.
Not sure how this one is gonna go! Yan seems the real deal to me, but Esparza has a lot of experience on her side in the UFC, plus the smaller Octagon #UFCVegas27— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 23, 2021
Wow! This version of Carla Esparza is dangerous! Yan came in way too aggressive and gave up a wide open TD. #UFCVegas27— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 23, 2021
You have to be able to get up— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) May 23, 2021
Carla making a statement— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 23, 2021
Carla Esparza is putting in work... crucifix FTW #UFCVegas27— Jens Pulver (@jens_pulver) May 23, 2021
Masterclass performance from Carla tonight! Timing was on point, and chain wrestled when she needed to. #UFCVegas27— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 23, 2021