Claudia Gadelha vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz set for UFC 212

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Former challengers to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s straw-weight title Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will square off at UFC 212.

The UFC announced the bout on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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