De La Rosa (10-1-0) has won just one of two fights under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Elias Garcia at UFC Fight Night Boise. De La Rosa has suffered just a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came against Tim Elliott at UFC 219. De La Rosa is a former Superior Combative Championships Flyweight Champion, defeating Arthur Oliveira to win the gold in April of 2016.
Espinosa (13-5-0-1NC) is going to be making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a four fight winning streak. Espinosa has competed twice on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, defeating Nick Urso on Episode 7 and Riley Dutro on Episode 12. Espinosa hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost two years, with that last loss coming to Dinis Paiva at CES MMA 41.
UFC Fight Night Denver takes place on Saturday, November 10 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado with Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.