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UFC May 16 Event: Claudia Gadelha co-main events with Angela Hill

Can Hill leapfrog Gadelha into the rankings?

The UFC confirmed Friday that female strawweights No.6 Claudia Gadelha (17-4-0) and Angela Hill (12-7-0) will co-main Florida’s May 16 event.

Gadelha, 31, is trying to build on a decision win over Randa Markos in her last bout at UFC 239 in July. The Brazilian, who challenged Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the strawweight title in 2016, has split her last four fights.

Meanwhile, only the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped Hill’s three-fight win streak momentum. Her last win was a short notice unanimous decision nod over Loma Lookboonmee at UFC on ESPN+ 26 in February. Hill, who is known for her striking, will likely have her ground game tested by Gadelha.

The May 16 event is scheduled for May 16 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Current bouts include:

#8 ALISTAR OVEREEM (45-18-0, 1NC) VS. #9 WALT HARRIS (13-7-0, 1NC)

#6 CLAUDIA GADELHA (17-4-0) VS. ANGELA HILL (12-7-0)

#11 EDSON BARBOZA (20-8-0) VS. #15 DAN IGE (13-2-0)

ERYK ANDERS (13-4-0) VS. KRZYSZTOF JOTKO (21-4-0)

#13 SONG YADONG (15-1-1, 1NC) VS. #14 MARLON VERA (15-5-1)

ANTHONY HERNANDEZ (7-1-0) VS. KEVIN HOLLAND (17-5-0)

MIKE DAVIS (7-1-0) VS. GIGA CHIKADZE (7-1-0)

CORTNEY CASEY (8-7-0) VS. MARA ROMERO BORELLA (12-7-0, 2NC)

DARREN ELKINS (25-8-0) VS. NATE LANDWEHR (13-3-0)

RODRIGO NASCIMENTO FERREIRA (7-0-0) VS.  DON’TALE MAYES (7-3-0)

@kenaiandrews UFC May 16 Event: Claudia Gadelha co-main events with Angela Hill

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

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