UFC strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha shared an intimate moment with Karolina Kowalkiewicz after their fight on Saturday.
At UFC 212, Gadelha took less than one round to submit Kowalkiewicz with a rear-naked choke in the co-main event.
After the fight, Gadelha took a picture with Kowalkiewicz backstage. On Sunday, Gadelha posted the photo on her Facebook and shared an important message.
“At the end of the day, when we fighters get old we will be able to talk to our grandchildren about our battles and we will be very proud of the people we have become through the struggle,” Gadelha said.
“Each fight makes you not only a better athlete but a better person, and that is my goal in the martial arts world: to evolve, learn to believe, to improve, to build, to reform and to help. Congratulations to all the athletes who take this sport seriously and thank you for the ones that make it happen.”