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Invicta FC 4 loses headliner Claudia Gadelha to injury

GadelhaInvicta FC has experienced smooth sailing thus far since coming on the scene last year. Unfortunately, that ended this week after strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha was forced to withdraw from a title-fight at Invicta FC 4 due to injury. The card is set to mark the company’s debut on PPV.

Gadelha apparently suffered a broken nose while training for her tilt against Carla Esparza that was severe enough to require surgery, sidelining her for a few months in order to heal. Invicta FC has yet to announce if a replacement is being sought and hasn’t officially commented on the matter.

Brazilian outlet SporTV was first to report the matter, talking to a disappointed Gadelha who explained, “I just want to apologize to everyone for what happened and say I will comeback even stronger.”

The 9-0 Gadelha has submitted six of the opponents she’s beaten and is seen as one of the more talented up-and-comers in women’s MMA at the moment.



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