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Rose Namajunas lost her UFC strawweight title Saturday. Carla Esparza didn't by and large take it.

Rose Namajunas lost her UFC strawweight title Saturday. Carla Esparza didn't actually take it.

Two adjudicators scored the battle for Esparza 49-46 and 48-47. A third had it for Namajunas 48-47.

It was a battle wherein neither one of the ladies seemed to have any trust in her range of abilities.

Namajunas landed only 38 strikes in the five-round battle. Esparza landed 30.

This 115-pound challenge will be recognized as one of the most terrible title battles in UFC history.

Namajunas, 29, loses interestingly starting around 2019. It's the second time she has seen a title rule end.

Namajunas protected Esparza's takedowns yet at the same time would not open up with her striking.

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