Carla Esparza isn’t that far removed from an up-and-down post-title patch that she’s likely forgotten all about it.

But these days, that 3-4 stretch that started when she lost the UFC women’s strawweight title she was the first owner of is in the rearview mirror thanks to a five-fight winning streak.

After a bonus-winning TKO of Yan Xiaonan this past Friday in the UFC Fight Night 188 co-main event, Esparza made a pretty solid case to be next in line for the title currently held by the woman she beat to win it in 2014, Rose Namajunas.

Carla Esparza: UFC Fight Night 188 dominance should secure Rose Namajunas title rematch

UFC president Dana White didn’t commit to Esparza for Namajunas’ first title defense in her second reign, but admitted she’s in the picture. And that’s the question “Spinning Back Clique” host John Morgan asked this week’s panel of Brian “Goze” Garcia, Mike Bohn and Danny Segura: Has Esparza done enough in her five-fight run to warrant a shot at getting the belt back?

You can watch their discussion in the video above. Then don’t miss this week’s full episode below.


UFC Fight Night 188 post-event facts: Carla Esparza’s resume title-shot worthy

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