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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha tentatively set for UFC 195 co-main event: Dana White

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If all goes according to plan it won't just be Ronda Rousey putting her undefeated mixed martial arts record on the line at UFC 195.

As revealed by UFC president Dana White in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday (Aug. 21, 2015), Joanna Jedrzejczyk will likely defend her strawweight crown against Claudia Gadelha in the co-main event on Jan. 2, 2016.

Having the female doubleheader headlining UFC 195 is largely dependant on whether Claudia Gadelha will be fully recovered from a finger injury she sustained in her victory over Jessica Aguilar at UFC 190.

That should give extra time from Jedrzejczyk's surgery on her own hand injury, which was caused in defense of her title against Jessica Penne in June.

Jedrzejczyk's meeting with Gadelha would be a rematch from their UFC on FOX 13 fight in December 2014, a bout in which the Polish fighter earned a split decision nod from the judges. It's the closest the 10-0 fighter has come to tasting defeat in a professional MMA career than began just three years ago.

It also happens to be the only blemish on Gadelha's career, which spans 13 professional fights. She followed up the disappointing loss with a convincing victory over Aguilar, who was highly touted as the next possible opponent for Jedrzejczyk after being signed by UFC on May 18, 2015.

Jedrzejczyk captured the 115-pound belt at UFC 185 in March, dismantling TUF 20 winner Carla Esparza with technical striking en route to a second round knockout victory. She then made her first title defense on June 20, stopping Jessica Penne in a bloodbath that finished via third round technical knockout.

UFC 195 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 2. The only bout officially announced is the headliner between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.

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