Claudia Gadelha News

Feb 14, 2018 4:54 pm

Claudia Gadelha Returns at UFC 225 to Take on a Former UFC Champion and Invicta Foe

One of the oldest matchups, if not the oldest matchup in the strawweight division’s history is set to take place and hopefully happen this time. The UFC announced on Wednesday that the perennial top five strawweight contender and former title challenger, Claudia Gadelha is expected to make her return at UFC 225 when she takes on...

Dec 27, 2017 11:59 am

Finally healthy, Claudia Gadelha eyes imminent comeback

Former UFC strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha has not been seen in the cage since she came up short against fellow Brazilian Jessica Andrade in September. Apparently that will soon change. In a Christmas Eve post to Instagram, the top strawweight explained that she’s been taking a bit of time off to deal with a...

Sep 23, 2017 8:40 am

Claudia Gadelha issues statement following tough loss to Jessica Andrade

Former UFC strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha went to war with fellow Brazilian standout Jessica Andrade in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 117 last night in Japan. Unfortunately for fans of Gadelha, after a terrific opening few minutes from Claudia, the tide turned in favor of Jessica Andrade in rounds two and three....

Sep 23, 2017 7:49 am

Pros react to Jessica Andrade’s impressive victory over Claudia Gadelha

Former UFC strawweight title challengers Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha squared off in the co-main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 card in Japan. The scrap ended up stealing the show as Andrade and Gadelha engaged in a bloody war that lasted the full fifteen minutes. Claudia Gadelha got off to a quick...

Sep 22, 2017 9:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jessica Andrade defeats Claudia Gadelha (Highlights)

A key strawweight scrap between former title challengers Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card in Japan. Round one begins and Gadelha throws a front kick to get things started. Jessica presses forward but Claudia catches her with a nice left hook. Both women...

Jul 25, 2017 10:21 am

Claudia Gadelha challenges Jessica Andrade, Andrade responds

It has now been almost two months since top strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha’s last fight: a first-round submission of another top-ranked fighter in Karolina Kowalkiewicz back at UFC 212. Apparently, she’s getting eager to get back in there. On Monday, Gadelha took to Instagram to call out a fellow Brazilian contender in Jessica Andrade, who recently...

Jun 5, 2017 10:02 am

Claudia Gadelha: After UFC 212 win, “I consider myself the best fighter in the division”

Over the weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 212, number-one-ranked strawweight Claudia Gadelha submitted a fellow former title challenger in Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the first round. In doing so, Gadelha reaffirmed her status as the best strawweight alive outside of the champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. If you ask Gadelha, however, she’s the best strawweight alive,...

Jun 4, 2017 8:29 am

Pros react to Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Last night in the co-main event of UFC 212, formertitle challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz squared off in a key women’s strawweight scrap. Gadelha was able to get Karolina down early in round one and quickly took the back of her Polish opponent. From there, the Brazilian locked in her hooks and then secured...

Jun 3, 2017 8:52 pm

UFC 212 Results: Claudia Gadelha submits Karolina Kowalkiewicz

UFC 212 Results: Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz A key women’s strawweight scrap between former title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 212 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Round one begins and Karolina starts off quickly immediately pressuring Claudia. She lands a right hand. Gadelha returns...

Mar 22, 2017 2:07 pm

Claudia Gadelha eyeing finish of Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Claudia Gadelha may be one of the most dominant women’s strawweights on the planet, however with two losses to Joanna Jedrzejczyk on her record, the top ranked straweweight knows a trilogy fight with the champ may never happen. With that being said, ahead of her UFC 212 scrap with Karolina Kowalkiewicz on June 3rd, Gadelha...

Feb 27, 2017 7:34 am

BREAKING! Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz strawweight bout is official

Earlier this month, reports of a planned strawweight bout between former title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz began to surface. While we knew this was a fight both women wanted, however, it was not known for sure if they would actually fight. Now, it’s official. On Monday morning, the UFC announced that this key...

Feb 13, 2017 10:06 am

Report: Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz strawweight bout in the works

Earlier this month, recent strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz made a smart callout of another recent title challenger in Brazil’s Claudia Gadelha. According to our own Chris Taylor, the Polish fighter could well get her wish. @KarolinaMMA vs. @ClaudiaGadelha_ officially in the works for Spring 👌🏼 — Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) February 13, 2017 Though we know...

Feb 10, 2017 10:33 am

Karolina Kowalkiewicz wants a fight with Claudia Gadelha

Karolina Kowalkiewicz entered her UFC 205 title fight with strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a perfect, 10-0 record and a good deal of hype behind her. Yet while she was able to put up a good fight against the champ – even dropping her on one occasion – she ultimately came up short, losing a...

Dec 4, 2016 7:45 am

Beef! Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza bash each other on social media

It’s no secret that former strawweight champion Carla Esparza and former strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha aren’t big fans of one another. Having been scheduled to fight to no avail several times in the past, the two talented fighters have plenty of unfinished business, and probably won’t stop beefing till they get their hands on...

Nov 23, 2016 12:20 pm

CABMMA defends Cortney Casey following backlash over reaction to controversial kick

This past weekend during the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ top ranked women’s strawweight fighters Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated showdown. For Casey, the fight was an opportunity to extend her win streak to 3, as she hoped to pick up a win over...

Nov 22, 2016 9:26 am

CABMMA explains why Claudia Gadelha wasn’t deducted point for controversial kick

This past weekend on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ on Fox Sports 1, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha stepped into the Octagon against Cortney Casey for a highly anticipated strawweight showdown. For Gadelha, the bout was a chance for her to return to the win column after dropping a unanimous...

Oct 22, 2016 9:04 am

Claudia Gadelha opens up on departure from Nova Uniao

Back in July, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha stepped into the Octagon in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia’ finale for a highly anticipated rematch with strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Gadelha came out strong in the opening rounds, landing several big punches to Jedrzejczyk as the champ continued...

Sep 28, 2016 8:11 am

Claudia Gadelha Has Her Next Fight Lined Up

In late 2014, Brazil’s Claudia Gadelha lost a hotly debated split decision to Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In July of this year, the two women went at it again, this time with Jedrzejczyk’s well-guarded strawweight title on the line. While Gadelha started strong in this rematch, she ultimately faded down the stretch, and surrendered another decision loss...

Sep 2, 2016 10:08 am

Claudia Gadelha leaves Nova Uniao after dispute with head coach

On the heels of Claudia Gadelha’s unanimous decision loss to reigning strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the beginning of July, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha has parted ways with her longtime gym at Nova Uniao. While details are pretty scarce at the present time, BloodyElbow is reporting that Gadelha and Nova Uniao head coach...

Jul 9, 2016 9:37 am

Claudia Gadelha on Joanna Jedrzejczyk rivalry: “It’s not done”

Friday night in the main event of the TUF 23 Finale, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha had their highly anticipated rematch, this time for the UFC women’s strawweight championship. Jedrzejczyk was able to weather the early storm from Gadelha, and ultimately win via unanimous decision, retaining her strawweight championship in the process. Following the bout,...

Jul 9, 2016 9:21 am

Claudia Gadelha’s message to fans following loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Friday evening in the main event of the TUF 23 Finale, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha had their highly anticipated grudge match for the women’s strawweight title. Gadelha came out of the gate strong, putting the pressure on the champ through the first two rounds. Ultimately however, Jedrzejczyk’s cardio and striking throughout the second half...

Jul 6, 2016 9:09 am

Claudia Gadelha and Bethe Correia want fans to stop sending d*ck pics

Many of the women on the UFC’s roster are incredibly beautiful, leading fight fans to send them messages through various social media outlets. According to UFC women’s strawweight title contender Claudia Gadelha, who faces Joanna Jedrzejczyk Friday evening in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: 91’, many of those messages are inappropriate and/or obnoxious!...

Jul 6, 2016 8:08 am

Claudia Gadelha predicts Joanna Jedrzejczyk will use illegal shots in rematch

This week, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha will have their highly anticipated rematch, this time for the UFC women’s strawweight championship. The pair’s first fight, which was arguably one of the closest fights in UFC history, took place back in 2014 and saw Jedrzejczyk win via split decision. Since then, Jedrzejczyk has gone on to...

Jul 3, 2016 9:23 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan previews Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha 2

Bitter rivals Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha will rematch for the UFC strawweight title on July 8 in Las Vegas. The coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter” first met in late 2014, with Joanna earning a razor close split-decision victory over the Brazilian. Watch as UFC commentator Joe Rogan previews the main event for “The Ultimate...

Jun 25, 2016 8:51 am

PHOTO | Claudia Gadelha looking absolutely shredded

With under a month to go until Claudia Gadelha fights Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC women’s strawweight championship, the challenger is looking absolutely shredded! Gadelha will be looking to avenge her 2014 loss to Jedrzejczyk, which remains her only professional mixed martial arts loss to date. The pair have continued their heated rivalry on the...