UFC targeting UFC 195 for Jedrzejczyk-Gadelha 2?
Friday morning, the UFC announced that Ronda Rousey would be defending her belt against Holly Holm at UFC 195 in January. Now that card may be getting another title fight.
According to a tweet from LA Times sports reporter Lance Pugmire, the organization is looking to add a strawweight bout between current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha to the card.
Full story coming but @danawhite adds Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight belt likely vs. Claudia Gadelha on Rousey-Holm card.— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) August 21, 2015
The fight would be a rematch of their 2014 battle, where JJ walked away with a closely contest split-decision victory. In that bout, Jedrzejczyk won the battle on the feet, outlanding Gadelha 38-27 in significant strikes. But the Brazilian countered with a fierce ground game, completing seven takedowns against the champ.
Jedrzejczyk is coming off back-to-back TKO wins over former champion Carla Esparza and then-contender Jessica Penne, whom she outlanded 126-25 and earned "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night", respectively.
Gadelha is 2-1 inside the Octagon, 13-1 overall, and the Brazilian dismantled Jessica Aguilar in her last outing. Gadelha has landed 16 takedowns inside the Octagon while defending 100 percent of the takedown attempts against her.
Stay tuned for more information about this exciting potential rematch.