Karol Rosa



Draws veteran March 26
November 29, 2021
Rosa will take on Sara McMann in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for March 26, Ag. Fight reports (via Marcel Dorff of MMADNA).
Rosa has started her UFC run with four consecutive decision victories and is averaging an impressive 7.88 significant strikes landed per minute over that span, so she's overdue for a step up in competition. That will arrive in the form of a 41-year-old gatekeeper in McMann, who is coming off a loss to current title challenger Julianna Pena in January. McMann has always done her best work on the ground, but Rosa brings a 91 percent takedown defense to the table, albeit over a much smaller sample size. If she can continue to defend well against a top-10 fighter here, there's room for immediate advancement to a high-profile fight in a relatively shallow division.
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Sends Bethe Correia into retirement
October 2, 2021
Rosa defeated Bethe Correia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Rosa entered as a -720 favorite, which is retrospect, was far too low. Knowing full well Correia would be unable to damage her on the feet, Rosa continued to push forward to the tune of a 145-85 edge in total strikes landed. It's difficult to remember a single meaningful shot Correia connected with over the course of the entire bout, allowing Rosa to cruise to the easy victory. Rosa has now earned four straight unanimous decision wins (Correia, Joselyne Edwards, Vanessa Melo, Lara Procopio) to begin her UFC run. The Brazilian is still just 26 years of age and a legitimate prospect in a thin division, but we need to see how Rosa fares against better competition before assessing her true potential.
Fighting Correia in October
June 22, 2021
Rosa will be taking on Bethe Correia in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event on October 2, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
Rose stepped down from her fight back on May 28 for undisclosed reasons, but she got rebooked for October 2 against Correia. Rosa last fought on February 6 when she defeated Joselyne Edwards via unanimous decision. She will look to move to 4-0 with the UFC.
Out of upcoming fight
May 28, 2021
Rosa has stepped down from her fight against Sijara Eubanks at the UFC event on June 12 for undisclosed reasons, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The reasoning for Rosa's withdrawal is still unknown. The UFC has replaced her with Priscila Cachoeira and has moved the fight to the UFC event on July 24.
Taking on Eubanks in June
March 18, 2021
Rosa will square off with Sijara Eubanks in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event June 12, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
Rosa will look to move her record with the UFC to 4-0 after she defeated Joselyne Edwards via unanimous decision in her last bout on Feb. 6. She sustained a left hand injury, but is expected to be ready to go and avoid a six-month medical suspension from the Edwards fight.
Gets six-month medical ban
February 9, 2021
Rosa received a six-month medical suspension after sustaining a left hand injury Saturday in her unanimous-decision win over Joselyne Edwards at UFC Vegas 18, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
The suspension will prevent Rosa from competing until Aug. 6, unless she receives a negative MRI result on her hand and gains full medical clearance from an orthopedic doctor.