Hard Knocks vet Stephanie Essensa steps in the cage to face a lethal Brazilian mixed martial artist at Hard Knocks49 live on GFL.Tv
Female Catchweight Bout
Stephanie Essensa at HK41
Stephanie “Snafu” Essensa is a mixed martial artist from Red Deer, Alberta, standing five foot four inches tall and 114 pounds. Essensa is a resilient go the distance type of fighter with an undefeated amateur record. Having only one loss in her professional career, to Hard Knocks’ champion contender, Lindsay Garbatt in 2014, Essensa is hungry to demolish her next opponent. With a year of training behind her since she last stepped into the cage, her preparation for this fight will make it an entertaining one.
Brazilian MMA fighter, Paula Baack comes to our HK cage all the way from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Typically fighting in the flyweight division, Baack and Essensa will be meeting at 120-pounds for this bout, possibly giving Baack an advantage over her opponent. Baack’s professional record carries two wins and four losses. Having been submitted twice in her pro MMA career, she managed to turn the tables in her most recent fight securing a rear naked choke to claim a victory by submission.
Baack is an aggressive and adaptive fighter that is continually improving her fight game. She’s ready to take on the best Canada has to offer in the cage and will be looking for a win.