Carla Esparza (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

TUF 20 Finale: Esparza vs. Namajunas Post-Fight Press Conference

On Friday, Dec. 12, the UFC will host The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale from the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, the promotion will crown its inaugural women’s strawweight champion as former Invicta title holder Carla Esparza squares off with Rose Namajunas. The pair battled their way through the TUF 20 tournament for the right to fight for UFC gold. Esparza enters the contest riding a four-fight winning streak that includes wins over castmates Bec Rawlings and Felice Herrig. The win over Rawlings earned her the Invicta 115-pound title. Namajunas, meanwhile, has just three professional fights on her resume. The 22-year-old fell short against Tecia Torres in her final Invicta appearance, but tore through the opposition on the reality show.

The co-main event of the evening features a featherweight collision between Brazil’s Charles Oliveira and hard-hitting Jeremy Stephens. Oliveira will be looking for his third straight win, while Stephens seeks to rebound from a five-round decision loss to Cub Swanson earlier in the year.


The 11-fight event kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. ET with two fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live at 9 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.

For the full results of the event, click here.

Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Esparza and Namajunas comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas – for inaugural strawweight title
Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens
Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons
Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Proctor
Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Lisa Ellis vs. Felice Herrig
Angela Magana vs. Tecia Torres
Joanne Calderwood vs. Seo Hee Ham
Heather Jo Clark vs. Bec Rawlings
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Alex Chambers vs. Aisling Daly
Angela Hill vs. Emily Kagan