ByKatrina Stagg, writer at
Katrina Stagg

Looks like we are finally going to see Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk face off again. The last time these two fought was in a non-title bout back in 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. The decision was split, ultimately falling in Jedrzejczyk's favor. Before that ruling, the two fighters were both undefeated.

Now it seems Gadelha will finally get a chance to sully Jedrzejczyk pristine record and take the UFC Strawweight title.

Equalizing injuries

Gadelha and Jedrzejczyk were set to fight back in November before Gadelha’s finger injury took her off the bill and sidelined her for the rest of 2015. This unexpected change saw Jedrzejczyk taking on Valerie Letourneau in UFC 193 in the co-main event instead. Although she defeated Letourneau and maintained her undefeated record, Jedrzejczyk ended up with a broken hand.

Claudia Gadelha

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Both women are incredible athletes , fierce competitors and extremely charming on social media, which make it very hard to pick a favorite.

It has been confirmed, these two will fight, we just don't know when yet. Although Dana White has said that Gadelha is "ready to go," Jedrzejczyk underwent surgery a mere two weeks ago. I wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to this well matched fight between two star athletes in the future.

(source: MMA Junkie, FOX Sports)


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