Claudia Gadelha Open To Carla Esparza Rematch

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After a controversial finish to their fight from UFC 225 in June, Claudia Gadelha is willing to step in the cage for a rematch against Carla Esparza.

Gadelha took the victory over Esparza at UFC 225 in June via split decision.

Gadelha suffered a knee injury and had to change up her game-plan a week ahead of their UFC 225 fight and has since undergone knee surgery.

“We’re talking September, maybe a rematch with Carla in Brazil,” Gadelha said, according to MMA Junkie. “I’m still in shape. I feel good, I just need to take care of my knee. If I can get healthy then I can fight her in September again.

“(I don’t need to) prove a point, but I got hurt before the fight. … I wasn’t 100 percent. I had to keep taking her down because I couldn’t stand. I couldn’t put my weight on my right knee, so I had to keep taking her down and that’s all I did the entire fight.”

Despite the controversy, Gadelha believes she was the clear cut winner.

“I’m 100 percent sure that I won,” Gadelha said. “For me, it wouldn’t add anything, but it would keep me busy. She wants the rematch so bad, and I fought her with one leg because my knee was pretty bad. I would fight her again just for that.”