Claudia Gadelha Faces Cortney Casey at UFC Sao Paulo

September 27, 2016

A women’s strawweight fight between top contender Claudia Gadelha and No. 14-ranked Cortney Casey has been added to the Nov. 19 UFC Fight Night card in Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday.

Claudia GadelhaGadelha (13-2) hopes to rebound after losing to champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk in her last outing in July. The only two losses on Gadelha’s record have been to Jedrzejczyk.

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Casey (6-3) is riding a two-fight winning streak after dropping her first two fights in the UFC. She’s coming off a sumbmission win over Randa Markos in her last outing in August. A win over Gadelha would rocket Casey up the women’s 125-pound rankings.

UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo takes place on Nov. 19 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight between 205-pound contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Rogerio Nogueira.

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