Check out the full fight video highlights of Claudia Gadelha choking out Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the first round of the UFC 212 co-main event.
The UFC’s #1 strawweight Claudia Gadelha submitted the #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the first round of the UFC 212 co-main event. Karolina Kowalkiewicz found early success with her hands, but Gadelha responded promptly with a takedown, and quickly transitioned to the back. Gadelha caught the Rear-Naked Choke in just 3:03 of the opening round. Perhaps this spectacular win will earn Gadelha a third crack at the UFC’s strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Check out Tim Burke’s play by play of Claudia Gadelha 1st round subbing of Karolina Kowalkiewicz:
Round 1 – They trade rights. They both plant and throw again. Gadelha clinches and smashes Karolina with two elbows. They both throw in the pocket again, and Kowalkiewicz gets the best of it. Gadelha gets a takedown. She takes the back and sinks hooks. The choke is there and Kowalkiewicz taps. That was fast.
Claudia Gadelha defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz by submission (rear naked choke), 3:03 of round 1