Arizona won’t pursue disciplinary action against Claudia Gadelha after post-fight punch

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


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UFC strawweight [autotag]Claudia Gadelha[/autotag] won’t be punished for punching Joanna Jedrzejczyk after the bell at this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 13, according to the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission.

ABMC Executive Director Matthew Valenzuela told MMAjunkie that Gadelha’s immediate apology – and Jedrzejczyk’s win – likely saved her from administrative action after the event at U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix.

“(Jedrzejczyk) wasn’t hurt by anything (Gadelha) did,” Valenzuela said. “She won the fight. It was still wrong, but at the same time, there was nothing stated to myself that came back from the UFC.”

Valenzuela said he’d seen much more egregious behavior at previous events regulated by the commission and echoed UFC President Dana White, who said following the event that Gadelha’s behavior was mitigated by her apology immediately after the illegal blow.

Although some fans compared Gadelha to Paul Daley, who was cut by the UFC following…

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