UFC strawweight Claudia Gadelha has revealed she went into her UFC 225 fight against Carla Esparza with a strained ligament in her knee which got worse after the first-round.
Gadelha (16-3) was victorious at UFC 225, picking up a very close split decision win. The 29-year-old has since revealed she went into the fight with an injury which almost prompted her to pull out.
“I didn’t want to pull out of the fight, but on Monday of last week I strained a ligament knee and the posterior thigh muscle and went there to fight for you,” Gadelha said. “Now I’ll take care and come back stronger.”
“Big thanks to all my coaches, teammates, friends, family and specially this awesome lady Heather Linden that helped me to fight with a strained ligament on my knee.” she continued on her social media pages.
It seems the injury got worse after the first-round as immediately following the fight, Gadelha took to her Instagram story to post “I blew my knee in the first round“.
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