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Report: Back injury removes Claudia Gadelha from bout against Aisling Daly

Brazilian strawweight Claudia Gadelha suffered an injury during wrestling practice and had to jump out of her upcoming bout against Aisling Daly in Poland. The UFC has not yet settled if there will be a replacement or if the fight will be canceled.

Claudia Gadelha
Claudia Gadelha
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The injury bug has struck again. Just two weeks away from a scheduled fight with Aisling Daly on UFC Fight Night 64 in Poland on April 11th, Brazilian strawweight Claudia Gadelha has been sidelined with a back injury, according to a report by Combate.

Gadelha herself broke out the news on her Instagram account, though the post has been erased since.

"Guys, I sadly have to announce my leave from the April 11 card in Poland. I had a muscle contraction on my back during wrestling practice and it hurts too much to move my neck and my arms. I apologize to my fans who have been looking forward to this fight. I hope to fight Aisling Daly soon to honor Brazil against Ireland since she has been talking a lot of crap like partner her Conor McGregor. Soon I will be back stronger."

Gadelha is 1-1 so far in the UFC, with a unanimous decision win against Tina Lahdemaki and a split decision loss to current strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

It's not yet been determined if the UFC will find Daly a replacement or if the Irish fighter will be pulled from the card altogether.

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