Bethe Correia


Injury Elbow
Est. Return 11/9/2019
Possible medical suspension ahead
May 13, 2019
Correia has been suspended 180 days by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) due to a possible elbow injury, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Correia got off to a great start in this fight, but lost her lead late in the battle by attempting a takedown that led to her downfall. Aldana was able to reverse position and take her back, leading to the fight-ending arm bar. Correia's fight Saturday ended nearly a two-year layoff, but if she wants to avoid another six months on the shelf, she'll need to get medical clearance before booking her next fight.
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Returns from long layoff with loss
May 11, 2019
Correia lost to Irene Aldana via submission (arm bar) at 3:24 of Round 3 at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
What a disaster. As if missing weight by more than five pounds for your first fight in nearly two years wasn't bad enough, Correia proceeded to hand this bout to Aldana on a silver platter. Bethe may very well have been ahead on the judge's scorecards prior to the stoppage. Instead of continuing to keep this fight on the feet where it belonged, Correia went for a needless takedown and immediately gave up her back. She was tapping out seconds later. Correia is a one-dimensional brawler with little power. She turns 36 years of age next month and has just one victory in nearly five years. It's simply mind boggling to think Correia once fought for a UFC Championship.
Fighting despite missing weight
May 10, 2019
Correia missed weight by five pounds Friday for her bout against Irene Aldana at UFC 237, but the fight will go on as scheduled, Fernanda Prates of MMA Junkie reports.
As a result of missing weight, Correia will have to forfeit 30 percent of her purse to Aldana, but there will be no changes made to the card for this weekend's event. Due to the cancellation of the scheduled Ferreira vs. Trinaldo fight, Correia's matchup against Aldana will be moved to the pay-per-view portion of the card.
Booked to fight Irene Aldana
February 20, 2019
Correia (eye) has been booked to fight Irena Aldana in a bantamweight bout at UFC 237 in Brazil on May 11, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
After being booked to fight Aldana in August at UFC 227, Correia was deemed unfit to compete by the California State Athletic Commission due to the lingering eye issues she's had since she lost to Holly Holm back in 2017. Now, after undergoing another procedure on her injured eye, her third in two years, the fight between the two bantamweights will be back on.
Needs another eye surgery
August 29, 2018
Correia will undergo another surgery next week to address an eye issue, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
The UFC offered Correia the chance to fight Tonya Evinger at UFC Sao Paulo on Sept. 22, but the Brazilian had to opt out due to the impending surgery, her third in about two years. Correia, who owns a 10-3-1 career record, hasn't fought since suffering a third-round loss to Holly Holm back in June 2016. The 35-year-old believes the latest eye surgery will require a shorter recovery period than her previous ones, leaving her optimistic that she'll be able to resume training within the next few weeks and fight again before 2018 concludes.
Withdraws from UFC 227
July 31, 2018
Correia has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled bantamweight matchup against Irene Aldana at UFC 227 on Aug. 4, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Correia has been sidelined since June of 2017 with an eye injury and while she originally hoped to get back in the Octagon in August, the same eye issue will force her to withdraw. Specifics regarding the injury haven't been released, so it's simply a situation to keep an eye on for now. Correia owns a 10-3-1 record and at this point, there's no indication regarding when she'll be medically cleared to fight.