Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha announced for UFC 225 in Chicago

Former women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will meet onetime title challenger Claudia Gadelha (15-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC 225. UFC officials today announced the matchup for the June 9 pay-per-view event at United Center in Chicago. The contest marks the first official fight announced for the card. Gadelha is currently ranked No. 4 in the latest USA TODAY...
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6 days ago

Joanna Jedrzejczyk outlasts Claudia Gadelha in five-round instant classic

LAS VEGAS — Joanna Jedrzejczyk solidified her spot as the best strawweight on the planet after dispatching top challenger Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision in what may go down as one of the best fights of 2016.The two rivals battled throughout an entire season of "The Ultimate Fighter" before finally meeting in the Octagon for the finale on Friday night.The bout was a rematch...
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July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

TUF 23 Finale predictions and preview

On Friday night, “The Ultimate Fighter” crowns two new champions at TUF 23 Finale at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a long season, dominated by Team Claudia, Amanda Bobby Cooper and Tatiana Suarez go head-to-head in the women’s strawweight tournament final, while Andrew Sanchez and Khalil Rountree face off in the light heavyweight final. Following TUF 23’s...
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July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

TUF 23 Finale weigh-in results: Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha official

UFC International Fight Week is in full swing in Las Vegas and Friday night will bring us the highly-anticipated women’s strawweight title rematch between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha at TUF 23 Finale. The event takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Jedrzejczyk and Gadelha will have a highly-anticipated rematch for the world title after months of...
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July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Claudia Gadelha explains why she'll win rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk

It's been nearly two years since Claudia Gadelha suffered a heartbreaking split decision loss at the hands Joanna Jedrzejczyk but the Brazilian strawweight says she's used that time to learn from the loss and improve as a fighter.In their original bout, Gadelha completed a UFC career-high seven takedowns and controlled the fight for more than eight minutes, but absorbed 38 significant...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Claudia Gadelha use to cut an absurd amount of weight before fights

The Claudia Gadelha of today is one of the UFC's fittest fighters out of competition and is not afraid to put her rock hard abs in full display.But according to Gadelha, that hasn't always been the case. The title challenger told media in Brazil that she used to cut as much as 33 pounds to get down to the UFC strawweight limit."I don't cut much weight anymore," Gadelha said during...
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June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Gadelha's coach thinks TUF between her and Joanna Champion will be 'horrible'

Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha were already heated rivals when it was announced they would rematch one another, this time for the UFC strawweight title. To add to the intensity, the women are also set to coach opposite one another on an upcoming season of TUF.Gadelha's coach Andre Pederneiras has seen some trash heated, close-quarters tension in his days, most recently between...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she doesn’t want to fight Claudia Gadelha next

UFC President Dana White confirmed at the UFC Fight Night 80 post-fight press conference that a rematch between UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha is in the works. White did not give a timetable for the fight. Jedrzejczyk recently spoke about the fight and was not too high on it, because Gadelha only fought once in 2015 and is getting a title shot. If it...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha 2 in the works

UFC President Dana White confirmed at the UFC Fight Night 80 post-fight press conference that a rematch between UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha is in the works. White did not give a timetable for the fight. Gadelha, who was supposed to fight Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 195 for the women’s strawweight championship, was pulled from that fight after tearing...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Claudia Gadelha won't be ready to return until February 2016

Top ranked women's strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha will have to watch from the sidelines when Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her title at UFC 193 in August while she waits to heal up from an injured hand. Gadelha is the No. 1-ranked fighter currently at 115 pounds and was expected to get the next shot at Jedrzejczyk following her win over Jessica Aguilar in August at UFC 190. Unfortunately...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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