LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Rose Namajunas punches Carla Esparza in their strawweight championship fight during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside the Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort on December 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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The weeks that followed Rose Namajunas ' loss to Carla Esparza a year ago were dark days. Gaze back on it now, with the benefit and weight of time in equal measure, and that night might feel like a foregone conclusion...
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk celebrates after becoming the UFC women's Strawweight champion after defeating Carla Esparza by TKO during the UFC 185 event at the American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)