Claudia Gadelha is hoping for a rematch against Carla Esparza this September in Brazil, despite already beating her via split decision at the UFC 225 event last month.
Gadelha (16-3) clearly feels as though she still has unfinished business with Esparza and wants a more decisive victory.
“We’re talking September, maybe a rematch with Carla in Brazil,” Gadelha told MMAjunkie. “I’m still in shape. I feel good, I just need to take care of my knee. If I can get healthy then I can fight her in September again.
“(I don’t need to) prove a point, but I got hurt before the fight. … I wasn’t 100 percent. I had to keep taking her down because I couldn’t stand. I couldn’t put my weight on my right knee, so I had to keep taking her down and that’s all I did the entire fight.”
The Brazilian is adamant she was the rightful victor last month, however she is willing to rematch due to the fact she wasn’t 100% during the last fight.
“I’m 100 percent sure that I won,” Gadelha said. “For me, it wouldn’t add anything, but it would keep me busy. She wants the rematch so bad, and I fought her with one leg because my knee was pretty bad. I would fight her again just for that.”
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