UFC 212: Claudia Gadelha to battle Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Rio de Janiero’s UFC 212 will feature a clash of top strawweight contenders as No. 1 Claudia Gadelha (14-2-0) challenges top prospect Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0) June 3 at the HSBC Arena.


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The 28-year-old “Claudinha”rebounded from a title loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the TUF 23 Finale to decision Cortney Casey at UFC Fight Night 100, while 31-year-old Kowalkiewicz is looking to rebound the same way after losing competitively to Jedrzejczyk at UFC 205.

UFC 212 is scheduled to take place June 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The current card lineup is:

Max Holloway (17-3-0) vs Jose Aldo (26-2-0)

Claudia Gadelha (14-2-0) vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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