Gadelha vs Esparza Set

Will Meet At UFC 225

Jun 3, 2017; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Claudia Gadelha (red gloves) before the fight against Karolina Kowalkiewicz (blue gloves) during UFC 212 at Rio Olympic Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha 15-3 MMA (4-3 UFC) is set to meet Carla “The Cookie Monster” Esparza 13-4 MMA (4-2 UFC) at UFC 225 on June 9, 2018.


Gadelha is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jessica Andrade at UFC FN 117 in September.  Her last win was a first round rear-naked-choke over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 212 in June. Nine of her victories come by stoppage.


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Esparza was the first UFC women’s strawweight champ after winning season 20 of TUF. She is coming off a unanimous decision win over Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 219 in December. Her last loss came to Randa Markos via split decision at UFC FN 105 in February 2017. Seven of her victories come by stoppage.




No other bouts are confirmed for the card, however there is a rumored bout between CM Punk and Mike Jackson.




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