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Report: Claudia Gadelha says she'll face Karolina Kowalkiewicz next

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Former title challengers, Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz are to meet, according to Gadelha

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The last two strawweight title contenders are scheduled to meet, at least according to one of them. Combate reports that Claudia Gadelha will meet Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a future, undisclosed UFC event, with Gadelha herself breaking the news.

At 28 years of age, Claudia Gadelha (14-2) has only lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her entire career, both in very close fights. She bounced back from her last loss with a unanimous decision win against Cortney Casey, in November 2016. During her UFC run, Gadelha also defeated Jessica Aguilar and Tina Lahdemaki.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-1) was undefeated until she met Joanna Jedrzejczyk back in November 2016, when the champion defeated her by unanimous decision. Before the loss, she was in a three-fight winning streak in the UFC, with wins over Randa Markos, Heather Jo Clark and Rose Namajunas.

Although Gadelha said she would fight Kowalkiewicz next, she didn't specify a date, a venue or an event for the fight.