Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia will have her final retirement fight against Karol Rosa this fall.
Correia was supposed to fight Wu Yanan earlier this year in the final fight of her MMA career, but she was forced to pull out of the fight due to having her appendix removed. Instead of facing Yanan, Correia will now face off against a fellow Brazilian when she takes on the up-and-coming Rosa at the UFC Fight Night card scheduled for October 2. The card is currently scheduled to be headlined by Brazilian light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker. The news of Correia vs. Rosa was first revealed by Combate. The event is scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Correia (11-5-1) first joined the UFC back in 2013 and she has racked up a 5-5-1 record overall inside the Octagon over the years. The 38-year-old Brazilian has lost three of her last four fights overall including a decision defeat to Pannie Kianzad last year on Fight Island. However, after starting off her MMA career with a 9-0 record, Correia lost in her bid to become the UFC women’s bantamweight champion when Ronda Rousey knocked her out at UFC 190 in 2015. Since then, Correia is just 2-5-1 in the Octagon.
Rosa (14-3) is the No. 14 ranked women’s bantamweight in the UFC. Just 26 years old, Rosa is already a perfect 3-0 in the UFC with wins over Joselyne Edwards, Vanessa Melo, and Lara Procopio. She is currently riding a five-fight win streak and appears to be a future title contender in the women’s 135lbs division. This matchup against Correia represents a passing of the torch as both women are from Brazil and the young Rosa will have the chance to make a name for herself with a win over the veteran.
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