‘TUF 20’ Finale Weigh-in Results: Carla Esparza, Rose Namajunas Cleared for Title Clash

By Brian Knapp Dec 11, 2014
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will soon welcome its newest champion.

Carla Esparza checked in at 115 pounds ahead of her five-round showdown with Rose Namajunas (115) for the vacant women’s strawweight championship in “The Ultimate Fighter 20” Finale main event on Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; they are the last two fighters standing in what was a 16-woman field on Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. Featherweight Jeremy Stephens (146) also met his contracted weight without incident at Thursday’s official weigh-in, but the same could not be said for his cohort in the co-headliner, as Charles Oliveira tipped the scales at 146.5 pounds.

“The Ultimate Fighter 20” Finale -- which airs live on Fox Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT -- will also feature a women’s strawweight showcase pitting Randa Markos (116) against Jessica Penne (115.5) and a pair of lightweight battles, as Daron Cruickshank (156) meets former EliteXC champion K.J. Noons and Joe Proctor (156) faces Yancy Medeiros (155.5).

Two hours prior, Fox Sports 1 will also carry four preliminary bouts: Felice Herrig (115) vs. Lisa Ellis (115), Bec Rawlings (116) vs. Heather Clark (115.5), Joanne Calderwood (116) vs. Seo Hee Ham (114.5) and Tecia Torres (115.5) vs. Angela Magana (115.5). The two remaining undercard matchups will stream to UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, as Aisling Daly (118) collides with Alex Chambers (114.5) and Emily Kagan (116) squares off with Angela Hill (115.5).

Carla Esparza (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (115)
Jeremy Stephens (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (*146.5)
Daron Cruickshank (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156)
Joe Proctor (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5)
Randa Markos (116) vs. Jessica Penne (115.5)
Felice Herrig (115) vs. Lisa Ellis (115)
Bec Rawlings (116) vs. Heather Clark (115.5)
Joanne Calderwood (116) vs. Seo Hee Ham (114.5)
Tecia Torres (115.5) vs. Angela Magana (115.5)
Aisling Daly (**118) vs. Alex Chambers (114.5)
Emily Kagan (116) vs. Angela Hill (115.5)

* Oliveira failed to make weight and was fined 10 percent of his purse.
** Daly missed weight and was fined 20 percent of her purse.


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