Ana Claudia Dantas Gadelha is a mixed martial artist from Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Claudia has had a stark career, having won 18 out of 23 matches. Her exceptional fighting skills have not gone unacknowledged.
Gadelha has received a colossal of awards, including the 2013 ‘Fan Favorite Fighter’ and 2016 July ‘Fight of the Month’.
Impressively, Claudia was the first person to contest in and win the ‘First Women’s Strawweight fight’ in UFC History. Let us look at more interesting facts about Claudia Gadelha.
Who is Claudia Gadelha?
Claudia Gadelha is a professional fighter who plies her trade in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Growing up, she faced many challenges ranging from peer pressure, drugs, and strict parents.
Her interest in martial arts was not appreciated by her parents and was a cause for constant conflict. Gadelha’s parents decided to move their daughter to Natal to ensure that she steers clear of these influences.
The move to Natal made Claudia turn a new leaf. While in her new location, Gadelha began to work out in a gym secretly. Her passion for mixed martial arts heightened when she attended a female MMA fight.
On this same occasion, Claudia met Jair Lourenco, who was the leader of the gym ‘Kimura Nova Uniao’ in Natal. Jair invited Gadelha to participate in a class within the academy. This was the beginning of Claudia’s successful MMA career.
Recently, Gadelha trained at Nova Uniao alongside the retired UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo. Interestingly, Claudia is the youngest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Nova Uniao’s history.
To show appreciation to the place that taught her mixed martial art, Claudia opened her own gym in the town.
Since then, Gadelha has moved to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New Mexico. Currently, Claudia resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she trains at the UFC Performance Institute and Xtreme Couture.
Claudia made her MMA debut on June 5th, 2008, at the ‘Force Fighting Championship 1’, where she faced Elaine Leite and emerged victoriously.
Remarkably, Claudia remained undefeated during her next six matches.
Gadelha gained global popularity when she won against Tina Lahdemaki in the UFC’s first female strawweight fight on July 16th, 2014.
Her cutting-edge passion for the sport has made her a household name. Therefore, it was not shocking when she was selected to be a coach on the Ultimate Fighter 23.
Is Claudia Gadelha in a relationship with a boyfriend?
Claudia Gadelha is rumored to be dating captivating model Camila Oliveira. This speculation began when Camila wished Gadelha a happy birthday’ and referred to her as ‘love.’ The two have posted multiple photos on Instagram together.
The Brazilian media outlet Diez has cemented this rumor by claiming that these two are, in fact, an item. In an interview, however, Claudia dispelled the rumors saying that the two were simply friends.
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Claudia Gadelha’s Sisters and Family.
There is no tangible information regarding Claudia Gadelha’s sisters or family. Claudia has been seen alongside her sisters in a stunning photo, which shows their uncanny resemblance.
This photo was celebratory in nature. The occasion was, ‘Happy Siblings Day.’
— Claudia Gadelha (@ClaudiaGadelha_) September 6, 2015
Claudia Gadelha’s Net Worth.
A majority of Claudia Gadelha’s income stems from her career in MMA. In her fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Claudia earned $100,000. This was at the TUF 23 final.
Additionally, Claudia has gotten income from various winning bonuses amounting up to $50,000.
In her latest fight, Gadelha earned a whopping $108,000 after defeating Angela Hill. Presently, Claudia Gadelha’s net worth is $500,000.
Claudia Gadelha’s Wiki-Facts.
|Full name||Ana Claudia Dantas Gadelha|
|Age||32 years old|
|Date of Birth||December 7th, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Mossoro, Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil|