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UFC 212 Primer: Claudia Gadelha, The Second Best Female Strawweight?

UFC 212 Primer: Claudia Gadelha, The Second Best Female Strawweight?

If not for Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Claudia Gadelha would be the strawweight champ. Heck, if not for Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha would be undefeated in the Octagon, and sitting on the throne like a majestic Brazilian queen.

But such is life in the cage, where you can be a total ass-kicker, and still have someone somewhere have your number and be that insurmountable wall you just can’t quite get over.

At this weekend’s UFC 211 pay-per-view, Gadelha shares co-main event status with Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who, like Gadelha, would be an undefeated UFC champ if not for Jedrzejczyk. Will the winner get another crack at the belt? I dunno… maybe? I think Rose Namajunas might be getting the next shot. But someone has to fight for Jedrzejczyk for the belt after that, right?

Here’s Gadelha in action:

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