Finger injury to sideline Claudia Gadelha for the rest of 2015

Claudia Gadelha wants her rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but she wants to make sure she is completely healthy when she does. This could take…

By: Lucas Rezende | 8 years ago
Finger injury to sideline Claudia Gadelha for the rest of 2015
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Claudia Gadelha wants her rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but she wants to make sure she is completely healthy when she does. This could take a while now that she found out she has a partially torn ligament in one of her fingers that will take about three months to heal according to her doctors.

According to Combate, that will leave little to no room left for training in 2015.

“I partially tore a ligament in my middle finger. The doctor gave me three months to be 100% and do anything with that hand. I will spend 20 days with my finger immobilized. I’m already feeling better, I can move it, but I will need three months to punch with this hand again, so I believe the fight could happen in January.”

Claudia Gadelha recently warranted a strawweight title shot after her unanimous decision win over Jessica Aguilar at UFC 190 on August 1. Jedrzejczyk last defended her belt in June, where she defeated Jessica Penne via third round TKO.

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Lucas Rezende
Lucas Rezende

Lucas Rezende is a Brazilian journalist and writer from Belem, Para. He has been covering MMA since 2012 and contributing with Bloody Elbow since March 2015. When not writing, Lucas also teaches English. In his free time, he enjoys reading, slapping the bass guitar and traveling.

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