Claudia Gadelha got here out on high in her co-main occasion bout at UFC on ESPN 8. Throughout her post-fight interview within the Octagon, the strawweight knew precisely who she needed subsequent.

Gadelha known as out the inaugural 115-pounds champ, Carla Esparza. The latter instantly responded on Twitter, however not with out mentioning the problems from the earlier combat.

After she obtained the judges’ nod, Gadelha advised UFC commentator Paul Felder about her plans. “Hey, Carla Esparza,” Gadelha stated into the microphone. “Let’s do it once more.

The 2 strawweights had fought initially at UFC 225 in June 2018. A lot to the group’s dismay, Gadelha received the combat through a break up determination. Nevertheless, after the combat, Carla accused Gadelha of dishonest.

Esparza claimed that her opponent had greased herself. She even considered complaining to the referee however she by no means did. Nevertheless, upon watching the replay, she was positive that her opponent has cheated.

It’s been two years for the reason that combat and Esparza nonetheless hasn’t forgotten the incident.

Carla Esparza has one situation for the rematch with Claudia Gadelha

Following Gadelha’s call-out, Esparza instantly took to Twitter. She appeared greater than prepared to simply accept the rematch. She did demand a good combat this time round.

Claudia Gadelha bought wind of the tweet even earlier than she was sitting in entrance of the microphones on the post-fight press convention. She was blissful together with her efficiency towards Angela Hill, significantly due to the situations through which she has needed to practice.

Nevertheless, she slammed Gadelha for being salty concerning the loss. Given the strict watch of the athletic fee, she stated there was no means how Gadelha may have cheated her solution to the win.

MMA: UFC 225-Gadelha vs Esparza
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“Man, it’s 2020,” Gadelha advised MMA Junkie. “This sport is evolving a lot. Come on. I’ve the fee no less than following me from the time I step within the octagon until the time the combat is completed. How the f*** am I going to grease? Carla Esparza, cease with the f****** excuses. Let’s get again in there once more.”

Carla Esparza fought only a week in the past at UFC 249. She edged out Michelle Waterson in a reasonably uneventful combat through a break up determination. Gadelha stated that she watched the combat however refused to remark something about it.

“Proper now, I wouldn’t say a lot as a result of everybody goes by way of loopy occasions,” Claudia stated. “It’s robust to coach. It’s robust to do something. I don’t know the way her camp was. Not quite a lot of issues occurred in that combat, so I can’t say a lot.”

Each Esparza and Gadelha are coming off a number of wins. The UFC matchmakers wouldn’t must sweat quite a bit in reserving a pairing of the 2 quickly.

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