Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff, strawweight bout | This Saturday, UFC 231 Prelims | 8pm ET, LIVE on FS1

This Saturday’s UFC 231 event features an intriguing strawweight bout on the preliminary card when former title challenger Claudia Gadelha returns to take on Nina Ansaroff.

Claudia Gadelha VS Nina Ansaroff at this Saturday’s UFC 231 event.

Gadelha (16-3) has gone 3-1 since unsuccessfully challenging Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the strawweight title back in July 2016. The 29-year-old has defeated Cortney Casey, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Carla Esparza, but lost a unanimous decision to Jessica Andrade. Also known as ‘Claudinha’, Gadelha is currently ranked number-four in the WMMA World Rankings and number-three in the UFC’s contender rankings.

Ansaroff (9-5) hasn’t lost a fight in nearly three years and is coming off impressive wins over Randa Markos, Angela Hill and Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger. The 32-year-old American Top Team standout looks to pick up the biggest win of her career on Saturday by taking out a former title challenger in Gadelha and inserting herself as a contender for the 115-pound belt in the hopes of joining her girlfriend, Amanda Nunes, as a UFC world champion. ‘The Strina’ is currently ranked at number-eleven in the UFC’s contender rankings.

WMMA World Rankings

UFC 231 takes place this Saturday December 8 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The preliminary card featuring Gadelha vs. Ansaroff will be aired live on Fox Sports 1 from 8pm EST.

 

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