The 2nd event of 3 in a row is The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, headlined by Claudia Gadelha challenging Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the Women’s UFC Strawweight Championship.
Joanna & Claudia are no strangers to each other. Their first fight in December of 2013, ended with Joanna taking home a razor close split decision. Joanna won the title with a 2nd round knockout of Caral Esparza; and has since successfully defended it against Jessica Penne (tko) and Valerie Letourneau (ud). Claudia will be looking to avenge her only pro loss. Claudia is coming off a win over Jessica Aguilar, who has been ranked as the top female Strawweight in the world prior to the UFC opening the division.
Plus the conclusion of the TUF 23 Women’s Strawweight & Mans Light Heavyweight tournaments.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk © def Claudia Gadelha via (48-46, 48-46, 48-45) unanimous decision – Strawweight Title
LHW TUF Final: Andrew Sanchez def Khalil Roundtree via (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) unanimous decision
SW TUF Final: Tatiana Suarez def Amanda Cooper via submission (darce choke) 3:43 R 1
LW: Will Brooks def Ross Pearson via (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) unanimous decision
FW: Doo Ho Choi def Thiago Tavares via TKO (punches) 2:42 R 1
LW: Joaquim Silva def Andrew Holbrook via TKO (punches) 0:34 R 1
FW: Gray Maynard def Fernando Bruno via (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) unanimous decision
FlyW: Matheus Niculau Pereira def John Moraga via (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
LHW: Josh Stansbury def Cory Hendricks via (29-27, 28-28, 29-27) majority decision
MW: Cezar Ferreira def Anthony Smith via (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) unanimous decision
LW: Kevin Lee def Jake Matthews via TKO (punches) 4:06 R 1
WW: Jinliang Li def Anton Zafir via KO (punches) 2:46 R 1