Claudia Gadelha will take on Carla Esparza at UFC 225

Chicago, Illinois (Wed, February 14, 2018)– UFC 225 wil take place on Saturday June 9, 2018 at United Center in Chicago. The main card will air on PPV the prelims will be announced at a later date. 

UFC officials announced today the first fight for this event. Claudia Gadelha (15-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will go against Carla Esparza (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC).

Claudia Gadelha lost against Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan. Before loosing that fight she did have consecutive wins over Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Cortney Casey. She trains with Chris Luttrell and Ray Yee in Albuquerque. She also spends time at Jackson-Wink MMA sparring with former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm. 

Carla Esparza became the UFC’s first strawweight champion as she defeated Rose Namajunas at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale. Not long after, Esparza would lose the belt to Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She bounced back and won back-to-back wins over Maryna Moroz and Cynthia Calvillo.

Stay tuned as we will have the updated and official fight card for UFC 225.

Updated UFC 225 Fight Card:

Claudia Gadelha(15-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Carla Esparza (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC)

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