TUF 23 Finale: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Out Battles Claudia Gadelha
By FCF Staff
The grappling game of Claudia Gadelha presented Joanna Jedrzejczyk problems early on tonight at the TUF 23 Finale, but the latter battled back and defended the strawweight title.
Gadelha was able to take Jedrzejczyk down to the mat several times in the first two rounds of the bout, but as the fight wore on, the champ’s cardio and vaunted striking game ruled the day. After the entertaining scrap, Jedrzejczyk was awarded the unanimous decision win. In 2014, Jedrzejczyk earned a split decision win over Gadelha.
Here are the complete results for the TUF 23 Finale, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-45, 48-46)
TUF 23 Light-Heavyweight Final
Andrew Sanchez def. Khalil Rountree (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
TUF 23 Strawweight Final
Tatianna Suarez def. Amanda Cooper via submission (D’arce Choke) R1, 3:43
Will Brooks def. Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Doo Ho Choi def. Thiago Tavares via TKO (punches) R1, 2:42
Joaquim Silva def. Andrew Holbrook via KO (punches) R1, 0:34
Gray Maynard def. Fernando Bruno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matheus Nicolau def. John Moraga via split decision(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Josh Stansbury def. Cory Hendricks via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Cezar Ferreira def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Lee def. Jake Matthews via TKO (punches) R1, 4:06