Jessica Aguilar Signs with UFC, Faces Claudia Gadelha at UFC 190

June 12, 2015

Highly regarded women’s strawweight Jessica Aguilar (19-4) requested to be released by World Series of Fighting to pursue a career in mixed martial arts’ biggest promotion. She was granted her WSOF release on May 18 and has inked a deal with the UFC.

Combate first reported the news on Thursday, and Aguilar confirmed the development on Friday via Twitter.

The 33-year-old will make her promotional debut at UFC 190 against second-ranked Claudia Gadelha (12-1).

Aguilar is riding a ten-fight winning streak and hasn’t tasted defeat in five years. She’s the former WSOF women’s strawweight champion and has a win over former UFC titleholder Carla Esparza.

Gadelha is looking to rebound from her first career loss when she faces Aguilar. The Brazilian lost a spit decision to current UFC champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk in December.

UFC 190 takes place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 1. Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey puts her title on the line against Bethe Correia in the fight card’s main event.

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