Jordan Espinosa


Books fight in Raleigh
December 2, 2019
Espinosa (14-6-0) was added to the Jan. 25 UFC Raleigh card and is slated to face Alex Perez (22-5-0) in a flyweight fight, Aaron Bronsteter of reports.
After picking up a win via unanimous decision over Eric Shelton in his UFC debut March 23, Espinosa took a step back in his most recent trip to the Octagon, suffering a first-round loss to Matt Schnell via triangle choke on Aug. 3. The 30-year-old will get a tough draw in Raleigh versus Perez, a winner in four of his last five bouts.
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Poor decision leads to loss
August 3, 2019
Espinosa lost to Matt Schnell via submission (triangle choke) at 1:23 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 5 on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.
Espinosa has no one to blame for this loss but himself. He went for a poorly-timed takedown attempt early in the proceedings and Schnell easily turned it into a deep submission attempt. Espinosa was never able to recover. He offers virtually nothing on the feet, so the shot wasn't a surprise, but Espinosa simply picked a bad time to go for it and he paid the price. Espinosa is moderately interesting in a division that lacks depth, but this was a poor effort.
Pinned against Matt Schnell
June 13, 2019
Espinosa has been booked to take on Matt Schnell in a flyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 5 on August 3, Nolan King of reports.
Espinosa is fresh off his UFC debut in March, which ended with a victory via unanimous decision over Eric Shelton at UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville. With that victory, Espinosa extended his overall winning streak to five, as he hasn't lost since January of 2017. Something will have to give, however, come August, as Schnell is riding a three-fight winning streak of his own.
Uses evasiveness to win UFC debut
March 23, 2019
Espinosa defeated Eric Shelton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday.
Espinosa fought to the back of his baseball card Saturday, using his movement to slip his opponents' strikes while occasionally bursting forward with his own offense. The 29-year-old is a quick fighter with some power in his hands but tends to get a bit repetitive with his fight plan, which could cause him some trouble when fighting someone who is more willing to pressure him. As it stands, Espinosa improves to 14-5 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.