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29th Apr 2017

Surely UFC star Claudia Gadelha has no need to be this ripped

Seriously defined abs

Patrick McCarry

Claudia Gadelha is in some shape ahead of what should be another crack at the straw-weight title.

The Brazilian is hoping to get a third shot at champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk by finishing her Polish compatriot Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 212.

The highly anticipated fight is just below the UFC featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway and takes place in Rio de Janeiro this July.Gadelha is coming off a win over Courtney Casey last November and knows a dominant performance over the tough Pole will put her right back in the title picture.

Five weeks out for the co-main event bout, Gadelha looks to be in the shape of her life.

Filming my countdown today and showing to the fans how I'm taking my game to the next level. I use to train very hard and not take care of my body at all, now @dr.beauhightower has been teaching me the right way to prevent injury and also fixing the problems you get from training hard and not preventing them. In the highest level a little detail makes a huge difference and being healthy is just as important as your training sessions. Learn something new everyday. Filmando minha contagem regressiva hoje e mostrando aos fãs como eu estou levando meu jogo para o próximo nível. Eu treinava muito forte e não cuidava do meu corpo, agora @dr.beauhightower vem me ensinando o caminho certo para evitar lesões e também corrigir os problemas que o treinamento intensivo sem prevenção causa. No nível mais alto um pequeno detalhe faz uma enorme diferença e ser saudável é tão importante quanto as sessões de treinamento. Aprenda algo novo todos os dias. #teamclaudia #reebokbrasil #reebok #apollonnutrition #ufc212

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The 28-year-old shared a picture of herself, this evening, and appears to be in peak fighting condition.

Incredibly, by Gadelha’s reckoning, she still needs to shed 20 more pounds before she can make straw-weight of 115lbs.

Five weeks to go. 20 pounds.

We’ve no doubt she’ll make it, and keep us posted all the while.