Carla Esparza Net Worth

April 13, 2023
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Carla Kristen Esparza is a professional mixed martial artist (MMA) born on 10th October 1987 in Torrance, California USA, and is known as the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Straw-weight Champion and the first Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, which makes her the best straw-weight fighter in the world. Currently she competes in the straw-weight division of the UFC.

Have you ever wondered how rich Carla Esparza is? According to sources it has been estimated that Carla Esparza’s overall net worth is over $450,000, as of February 2018, accumulated by building a successful and lucrative professional sports career, which she started in 2010. Since she is still very active in sports, her net worth continues to increase.

Carla Esparza Net Worth $450,000

While attending Redondo Union High School, Esparza first began training in MMA, and started wrestling for her school’s junior team. Having won several local and national high-school tournaments, she earned a scholarship to Menlo College where she wrestled for coach Lee Allen, a former two-time Olympian. During her studies, Carla was an All-American with the university’s team Menlo Oaks, and also started training Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy. She then joined Team Oyama where she trained in MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ.

Esparza made her professional debut in MMA in 2010, when she fought Cassie Trost and won by a technical knockout in the third round. More opponents brought more victories, as Carla reached the finals of the Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Fighting Championships 24. She returned to the tournament the following year, and competed in Xtreme Fighting Championships during XFC 15: Tribute, that same year. In March 2012,  Esparza was supposed to fight Angela Magana for the strawweight title at MEZ Sports, but the fight was cancelled due to Magana’s injuries suffered in a car accident. However, that same year, Carla signed with Invicta Fighting Championships and fought Sarah Schneider at Invicta FC 2 and Lynn Alvarez at Invicta FC 3. At Invicta FC 4 Esparza fought against Bec Rawlings for the vacant strawweight title, and winning the fight, saw her become the Invicta FC strawweight champion, so boosting her net worth.

Carla has never defended her Invicta FC’s strawweight title, as in 2015 she was chosen to join Anthony Pettis’s Team Pettis in The Ultimate Fighter championship, and for that occasion she allied with Felice Herrig. Esparza reached the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 20 and eventually won the title of UFC’s first strawweight Champion. In April 2016, Carla competed at UFC 197 where she defeated Juliana Lima via unanimous decision, and next fought in a match against Randa Markso at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne in February 2017, but lost the fight. In June the same year, Esparza fought at UFC Fight Night 112 against Maryna Moroz, and in December, against Cynthia Calvillo, at UFC 219, winning both fights. When it comes to hercurrent status, Carla is scheduled to fight Claudia Gadelha at UFC 225 in June 2018.

Carla’s fighting style is described as powerful with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques.  On her Twitter account, Esparza stated that her biggest support during her sports career is her boyfriend Jon.

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