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False positive COVID-19 tests caused scares for Dan Ige and Claudia Gadelha in Jacksonville

Mike Pendleton - May 26, 2020

Both Claudia Gadelha and Dan Ige fought on UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville back on May 16 and both fighters came away with wins respectively. However, both fighters were also recent guests on Sirius XM Fight Nation’s ‘MMA Tonight’ and revealed they endure some COVID-19 scares in their camp. Before she picked up a win over Angela Hill, Claudia Gadelha said there was a lot of stress during her camp and the first COVID-19 test she received came back inconclusive and she was required to quarantine for 24 hours her first day in Jacksonville.

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Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill share very different reactions following tonight's controversial fight

Chris Taylor - May 17, 2020

UFC strawweights standouts Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill collided in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC on ESPN 8 event in Jacksonville. The former title challenger, Gadelha (18-4 MMA), was returning to action for the first time since July’s UFC 239 event in Las Vegas, where she scored a unanimous decision victory over Randa Markos.

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Pros react to Claudia Gadelha defeating Angela Hill at UFC on ESPN 8

Chris Taylor - May 16, 2020

Tonight’s UFC on ESPN 8 co-main event featured a key strawweight bout as former title challenger Claudia Gadelha took on surging division contender Angela Hill. Gadelha (17-4 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since July’s UFC 239 event, where she had scored a unanimous decision victory over Randa Markos. The Brazilian standout had gone 4-2 over her past six Octagon appearance overall heading in to tonight’s co-headliner.

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UFC on ESPN 8 Results: Claudia Gadelha defeats Angela Hill (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - May 16, 2020

Tonight’s UFC on ESPN 8 co-main event features a key strawweight battle as former title challenger Claudia Gadelha takes on surging division contender Angela Hill. Gadelha (17-4 MMA) was most recently seen in action at July’s UFC 239 event, where she scored a unanimous decision victory over Randa Markos. The Brazilian standout has gone 4-2 over her past six Octagon appearance overall.

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Claudia Gadelha releases statement after fight with Alexa Grasso scratched from UFC 246

Adam Martin - January 17, 2020

UFC women’s strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha has released a statement after her fight against Alexa Grasso was scratched from UFC 246. At the official UFC 246 weigh-ins on Friday, Gadelha made weight as she stepped onto the scales at 115.5lbs. However, Grasso badly missed weight at 121.5lbs. Due to a weight discrepancy over 3lbs for a women’s strawweight fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission scratched the fight from the card.

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Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso fight removed from UFC 246

Tom Taylor - January 17, 2020

Bad news, fight fans. A planned bout between strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Alexa Grasso has been removed from the UFC 246 bill. The fight’s removal from the card is due to a weigh-in issue on Grasso’s part. Shortly after Gadelha made weight for the fight, Grasso tipped the scales at 121.5, well over the 116-pound limit for their fight.

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Claudia Gadelha withdraws from Cynthia Calvillo fight, Angela Hill offers to fill in

Cole Shelton - October 22, 2019

Claudia Gadelha has been forced to withdraw from her UFC Washington D.C. fight against Cynthia Calvillo. The Brazilian posted on Instagram that ongoing injuries have forced her to pull out of the bout.

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Two bouts added to UFC Washington including Claudia Gadelha vs Cynthia Calvillo

Adam Martin - August 9, 2019

Two high-profile women’s bouts have been added to the upcoming UFC card in Washington, DC including the return of Claudia Gadelha. Gadelha returns to the Octagon to take on Cynthia Calvillo in what should be an entertaining women’s strawweight contest.

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Claudia Gadelha vs Randa Markos in the works for UFC 239

Drake Riggs - April 30, 2019

Every year the UFC stacks up their big International Fight Week event with the biggest and best fights possible. This year that event is UFC 239 and the stacking got going early and often. Well, it continues on as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed that a big strawweight match-up between perennial top 15 contenders in Claudia Gadelha (16-4) and Randa Markos (9-6-1) is now officially in the works for the July 6 date.

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EXCLUSIVE | Chris Luttrell says move to Las Vegas has been amazing for Claudia Gadelha

Mike Pendleton - December 6, 2018

The UFC Performance Institute is not only a state-of-the-art facility with scientific advances available for fighters, sometimes it’s their new home. Such is the case for strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha who moved from Luttrell/Yee MMA to train full time at the Performance Institute. Looking for a place where everything she could possibly need from training to recovery and get the most attention from her coach Chris Luttrell, Gadelha decided to pack up and leave Albuquerque, New Mexico and move to Las Vegas so she could train there full time.

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VIDEO | Shaq battles Forrest Griffin, Claudia Gadelha while Dana White refs

Tom Taylor - November 6, 2018 Retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has been an MMA fan for years. ‘Shaq’ has even talked about competing in the sport — against Hong Man Choi — in the past. That said, he has never actually fought before.

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Claudia Gadelha vs Nina Ansaroff added to UFC 231

Drake Riggs - September 5, 2018

Fights are being made for the UFC’s return to Canada! And the high profile matchups are slowly starting to get announced. One of the strawweight division’s biggest names is that of the two-time title challenger’s, Claudia Gadelha (16-3). And after rebounding off of her first career loss that didn’t come at the expense of the former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha is ready to get back on a winning streak.

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Along with Colby Covington, Carla Esparza believes her UFC 225 opponent cheated

Drake Riggs - June 11, 2018

It would seem that new UFC interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington isn’t the only one claiming that their UFC 225 opponent used some illegal tactics mid-fight this past Saturday night. Having fought in the second bout of the televised portion of the UFC 225 prelims, former UFC strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, like Covington also believes that she fell victim to her opponent greasing during their fight.

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UFC 225 Results: Claudia Gadelha defeats Carla Esparza (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - June 9, 2018

A pivitol women’s strawweight fight between former title challenger Claudia Gadelha and former division champion Carla Esparza took place during tonight’s UFC 225 prelims from Chicago. Claudia Gadelha entered tonight’s contest with a 15-3 record while her opponent Carla Esparza sported a record of 13-4 overall.

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VIDEO | Claudia Gadelha 'feels good' about 'bad person' Joanna Jedrzejczyk not being champion

Drake Riggs - June 7, 2018

“I am [happy that Joanna Jedrzejczyk is no longer champion]. She’s not a good person. I respect Joanna as an athlete, as a fighter but I don’t respect her as a person. I don’t think she’s a good person. She didn’t do a good job being a champion which Rose [Namajunas] does. Rose is a great champion and I love seeing her over there, I love seeing her act as the champion. I feel good about Joanna not being champion.

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VIDEO | Claudia Gadelha couldn't believe Jessica Andrade's strength, says it was like 'a 125 guy'

Drake Riggs - May 30, 2018

“Jessica [Andrade] is very, very strong. I was very surprised with her strength. I compare her to a 125 [pound] guy when it comes to strength and power. And I never felt that before so I was very surprised.

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

Drake Riggs - February 14, 2018

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 the inaugural UFC champion and former Invicta FC champion, Carla Esparza. JUST ANNOUNCED: @ClaudiaGadelha_ takes on @CarlaEsparza1 in the Windy City at #UFC225❗️

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Finally healthy, Claudia Gadelha eyes imminent comeback

Tom Taylor - December 27, 2017

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 “broken” body, and that she plans to get a fight “very soon.” See Claudia Gadelha’s post below: