UFC 239

UFC 239: Randa Markos vs. Claudia Gadelha confirmed

'Quiet Storm' faces tough battle in Gadelha

The UFC confirmed Friday that strawweights No.5 Claudia Gadelha (16-4-0) and No. 14 Canadian Randa Markos (9-6-1) will meet at UFC 239 July 6 in Las Vegas.

Markos, 34, is a TUF 20 alum who is currently on a 2-1-1 run, submitting Angela Hill in her last bout at UFC on ESPN+ 6 in March.

Meanwhile, Gadelha, 30, recently lost to Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231 last December. Gadelha was a coach on TUF 23 and has fought two former champions, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Carla Esparza.

Both fighters have strong wrestling pedigrees so it will be interesting to see who can enforce their will in the matchup.

UFC 239 is scheduled for July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:

Jon Jones (24-1-0, 1NC) vs. Thiago Santos (21-6-0)

Amanda Nunes (17-4-0) vs. Holly Holm (12-4-0)

Francis Ngannou (13-3-0) vs. Junior Dos Santos (21-5-0)

Ben Askren (19-0-0) vs. Jorge Masvidal (33-13-0)

Luke Rockhold (16-4-0) vs. Jan Blachowicz (23-8-0)

Jack Marshman (23-8-0) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (9-0-0)

Sean O’Malley (10-0-0) vs. Marlon Vera (13-5-1)

Michael Chiesa (15-4-0) vs. Diego Sanchez (29-11-0)

Claudia Gadelha (16-4-0) vs. Randa Markos (9-6-1)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

@kenaiandrews

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

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