It did not come without controversy, but top-ranked strawweight contender Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha walked away with a Unanimous Decision victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 100: “Bader vs Nogueira 2” in São Paulo, Brazil. Gadelha defeated Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey in featured action.
Gadelha controlled the majority of tonight’s fight on the feet and on the ground, and she was well on her way to a victory until she threw an illegal soccer kick that grazed Casey’s head in round three. The fight continued with no points deducted, and Gadelha prevailed on the judges’ scorecards.
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