Claudia Gadelha
Claudinha

Brazil

Booked for DC in December
strawweightUFC
August 25, 2019
Gadelha will take on Cynthia Calvillo in a strawweight matchup at UFC Washington DC on December 7, Gene Wang of the Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Gadelha came away with a unanimous-decision victory over Randa Markos in her last matchup, which allowed her to bounce back from a loss to Nina Ansaroff in December. It was an opponent Gadelha was supposed to dominate on paper, but she ended up landed just 40 significant strikes in what was an underwhelming fight. She'll need to turn up the volume significantly against Calvillo, who is 5-1 under the UFC banner and coming off a win against Courtney Casey. Calvillo owns the edge in both offensive and defensive striking, but Gadelha should have an advantage in the ground exchange. There was a point when Gadelha was considered the clear-cut No. 2 female strawweight, but she'll need a dominant effort here in order to regain that image. Even after a win, momentum isn't on her side.
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Wins snooze fest at UFC 239
strawweightUFC
July 6, 2019
Gadelha defeated Randa Markos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was the rare fight in which both competitors saw their stock drop. Gadelha won the bout because she was the one constantly pushing forward and dictating the pace of the action, but neither woman accomplished anything offensively over the course of the 15-minute fight. The Brazilian needed a victory any way she could get it following her crushing unanimous decision loss to Nina Ansaroff in December, but this performance won't have fans clamoring to see Gadelha back in the title picture at 115 pounds any time soon.
Will face off against Randa Markos
strawweightUFC
April 30, 2019
Gadelha will fight Randa Markos at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 6, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
After undergoing knee surgery in July, Gadelha got back into the cage in December and suffered a brutal loss to Nina Ansaroff. She'll look to bounce back against Markos, who has a mediocre 9-6-1 record at the UFC level and also lost to Ansaroff via unanimous decision back in July.
Crushing loss to Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231
strawweightUFC
December 8, 2018
Gadelha lost to Nina Ansaroff via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 231 on Saturday in Toronto.
ANALYSIS
It's a crushing defeat for Gadelha in a fight in which she entered as a massive (-310) favorite. As has been the case in virtually every fight she struggles in, Claudia was smashed on the feet. Her striking defense is abysmal and her strong grappling couldn't make up the difference on Saturday. Gadelha turned 30 years old yesterday and she has displayed no signs of covering up the holes in her game. She's still good, one of the best the division has to offer, but her struggles on the feet will continue to result in her losing fights such as this one that she win.
Locks in fight vs. Nina Ansaroff
strawweightUFC
September 5, 2018
Gadelha (knee) will fight Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231 on Dec. 8.
ANALYSIS
Gadelha underwent knee surgery back in June, but has apparently progressed as expected in her recovery and should be good to go by December. She's won three of her last four fights and is coming off a split decision victory over Carla Esparza in June. However, her opponent, Ansaroff, has been impressive as late as well, winning each of her last three fights, so both women should come into this matchup with some momentum. Ansaroff owns a one-inch height and reach advantage, though Gadelha appears to have the edge in experience with a 16-3 career record.
Knee surgery on tap
strawweightUFC
June 17, 2018
Gadelha disclosed via her personal Twitter account that she will undergo knee surgery in the upcoming week.
ANALYSIS
Gadelha did just enough to earn a split-decision win over Carla Esparza at UFC 225, but it appears she collected that victory while fighting at less than 100 percent. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Gadelha sustained knee and thigh injuries prior to that matchup, but decided against pulling out of the fight. This potentially explains why she let this fight get much closer than what the betting odds indicated, as she was the largest favorite on the card heading into the bout. Without knowing the exact nature of the procedure, it's difficult to determine the amount of time Gadelha expects to be on the shelf. When ready, the former title contender is open to a rematch with Esparza, though another title opportunity against current champion Rose Namajunas can't be counted out either.