Will the real strawweight title contender please stand up?
No. 1-ranked Claudia Gadelha and No. 2-ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz will collide at the upcoming UFC 212 pay-per-view (PPV) event on June 3, 2017, scheduled for HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
UFC made the bout official on Monday.
Gadelha (14-2) has only seen two defeats across 16 bouts in her stellar mixed martial arts (MMA) career, both of which came in close fights against reigning division titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
That’s what makes this match up so compelling, as Kowalkiewicz (10-1) has also remained perfect in her combat sports career, outside of her recent unanimous decision loss to the current champ.
Jedrzejczyk, meanwhile, puts her belt on the line against Jessica Andrade this May.
UFC 212 will be headlined by the title unification bout pitting featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo against interim champion Max Holloway (details). Expect more fight announcement in the coming weeks, if not days.
Source:: mma mania