It appears the rumors are true strawweights Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will do battle on June 3rd in San Paulo, Brazil.
Claudia (16-2), who’s only two losses have come by way of arch nemesis and strawweight champion Joanna jedrzejczyk, is a hard charging brazilian with knockout power and a ground game to boot. She’s looking to make short work of Karolina in hopes that the 3rd time’s a charm with JJ.
Karolina (16-1) is a precise striker with great movement and a granite chin. She’s one of those sick puppies that like getting hit. She stood toe to to with Joanna for 5 rounds and it looked like she might pull off an upset in the fourth. Unfortunately for her it was to no avail but you can bet she’s itching to get back in there and earn herself another title shot.
While this is a pick’em fight, I’m going to have to give the advantage to Karolina simply because I think she has the better gas tank. Other than that this match is in a dead heat and I’m sure they’ll be fireworks come June 3rd.
We’ll keep you posted on the newest information in the next couple of weeks.