Claudia Gadelha went under the knife on Wednesday morning to fix her right knee, and it was a success.
The Brazilian told MMA Fighting she expects to be cleared to train in late July, early August.
Gadelha told MMA Fighting days after the split decision victory that she hurt her knee less than two weeks before UFC 225 and needed to work with UFC Performance Institute physiotherapist to make sure she was able to compete in Chicago.
Gadelha vs. Esparza was five years in the making, since the Brazilian was forced out of a pair of fights with “The Cookie Monster” back in their Invicta FC days. Esparza accused her longtime rival of cheating and greasing before UFC 225 and asked for a rematch, and Gadelha said she doesn’t mind fighting her a second time.