UFC 231 results: Nina Ansaroff scores biggest career win with decision over Claudia Gadelha

Tonight, in the featured FS1 Prelim of UFC 231 in Toronto, Canada, former strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha faces the streaking American Top Team product Nina Ansaroff.

RECAP: The sole strawweight smackdown of the night! Claudinha comes out aggressive early. She lands some solid shots and gets the takedown. Nina defends well on the ground by tying Gadelha’s arms up but Gadelha is able to get to half guard. Nina manages to get her legs involved and kicks Claudia off. Back at range with under two Minutes’s left and Ansaroff lands two great shots— a side kick to the face and an uppercut. Nina is looking sharper than ever in the second round. She is timing Claudia and landing the better shots. With one minute left in the round, Gadelha gets an emphatic takedown and ends the round on top. Third and final round, immediately off the glove touch she shoots in. Nina manages to defend all of Gadelha’s takedowns in the third round and gets the better of almost every exchange at the distance.

Nina Andaroff def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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  1. Claudia needs to call it a career. definitely finished as a contender. same traps she falls into every fight and nothing is improving. her cardio goes quicker and quicker now.

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