Title fights all the way through historical past have ceaselessly left a long-lasting influence.
The strawweight identify bout between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 will no doubt be remembered, however now not for causes both competitor was hoping once they entered the cage in Phoenix.
The co-main tournament between Esparza and Namajunas was once a rematch from the first actual strawweight identify struggle within the promotion’s historical past. Esparza gained that first assembly at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in 2014, and thus become the primary UFC strawweight champion. After a few years handed, their paths crossed once more, even if this time it was once Namajunas retaining the crown in her 2nd identify reign.
When the struggle started, it was once obvious each opponents had been conversant in every different, on the other hand, the motion by no means actually picked up steam. The feel-out procedure become a five-round feel-out struggle, with neither fighter striking their stamp at the identify bout.
Esparza emerged victorious when it was once all mentioned and completed, changing into the second one two-time champ within the department, however the dialog later on become about whether or not or now not it will have to be categorised the worst identify struggle in historical past.
Our Spinning Back Clique panel of Brian “Goze” Garcia, Mike Bohn and Nolan King speak about this subject along side host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. Check out their dialog within the video above, and don’t omit the whole episode beneath.