On Friday night, the first-ever UFC strawweight champion will be crowned. A day later, the likely No. 1 contender in the female division will be named.
“Whoever wins that fight, fights for the belt,” she said.
Gadelha (12-0) was expected to be a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 20, but the series of weight-cuts forced her off the show. She made her Octagon debut this past July, defeating Tina Lahdemaki. The 26-year-old owns eight finishes in her career, including six via submission.
The removal from TUF was a blessing in disguise for the Brazilian, she said, adding “I’m so happy to not be there. I’m happy also to make the debut and be the contender.”
Jedrzejczyk (7-0) also debuted this past July in the UFC, defeating Juliana Lima. She has scored two knockout and a submission win to her credit, including a victory over Rosi Sexton earlier this year.