Claudia Gadelha vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz set for UFC 212
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<p>Former challengers to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s straw-weight title Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will square off at UFC 212.</p>
<p>The UFC <a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/Gadelha-and-Kowalkiewicz-to-meet-in-Brazil-this-June">announced the bout</a> on Monday.</p>
<p>UFC 212 will be held on June 3 in Gadelha’s home country of Brazil. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway.</p>
<p>Gadelha (14-2) first faced Jedrzejczyk in December 2014 where she lost the bout by a close split-decision. After beating Jessica Aguilar several months later, she faced Jedrzejczyk for the second time and lost a unanimous decision. Most recently, she won a decision over Courtney Casey at UFC Fight Night 100.</p>
<p>Kowalkiewicz (10-1) is coming off of a decision loss to Jedrzejczyk at UFC 205 last November. The loss was the first of her 11-fight professional MMA career. Prior to that, she had gone 3-0 in the UFC with decision wins over Rose Namajunas, Heather Jo Clark, and Randa Markos.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.