Bethe Correia

Pitbull

Brazil

Heads into retirement with loss
BantamweightUFC
October 2, 2021
Correia lost to Karol Rosa via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 26-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Correia was dominated from bell-to-bell in her "retirement" fight, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one considering she is 38 years old, entered as a +500 underdog and missed weight by 2.5 pounds on Friday morning. Correia parlayed victories over Julie Kedzie, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Bazler in her first three UFC bouts into a fight against then-champion Ronda Rousey back in August 2015. Ronda knocked her out in 34 seconds and Correia went on to post a 2-6-1 mark in her final nine bouts with the company. She deserves credit for hanging on as long as she did, quite frankly, and Correia will always be able to hang her hat on the fact she fought for UFC gold.
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Misses weight
BantamweightUFC
October 1, 2021
Correia missed her weight limit by 2.5 pounds, ahead of her Oct. 2 fight against Karol Rosa.
ANALYSIS
Correia has missed weight in what was expected to be her last fight before retirement. Correia has not fought since July of 2020 where she lost to Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision. This missed weight shouldn't have a big impact on the fight, but Correira could lose some of her winnings if she is able to come away with the victory.
Oct. 2 bout booked
BantamweightUFC
June 22, 2021
Correia will take on Karol Rosa in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event on October 2, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Correia had to withdraw from her last bout against Wu Yanan back in January due to an appendix surgery. She will take on Rosa, who also had to withdraw from her last bout. Correia has not fought since last July against Pannie Kianzad.
Pulls out of Wu matchup
BantamweightUFC
January 5, 2021
Correia withdrew from her scheduled match against Wu Yanan on Tuesday after undergoing surgery to remove her appendix, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Correia presumably won't require a particularly lengthy absence, but she won't be in fighting shape in less than two weeks for a matchup which was scheduled to take place on Jan. 16. It's unclear whether or not there will be time to find a new opponent for Wu to face on that same card.
Headed to Fight Island
BantamweightUFC
January 4, 2021
Correia revealed via her personal Instagram account that her scheduled matchup against Wu Yanan has been moved to Jan. 16 on Fight Island.
ANALYSIS
At one point released by the UFC, the plan all along for Correia was to return for one final retirement bout. She'll do so against a fighter in Yanan, who although previously competed at flyweight, will own three-inch height and two-inch reach advantages. Correia finds herself as a slight underdog (+100) for this matchup as of early-January.
Returning for final fight
BantamweightUFC
September 6, 2020
Correia will take on Wu Yanan at a UFC event scheduled for Dec. 5, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Correia was released by the UFC in August, but she'll return for what should be her final professional fight, according to her personal Instagram page. She's gone 2-5-1 over her past eight fights dating back to August of 2015, most recently losing to Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision in July. Yanan last fought in August of 2019, when she lost to Mizuki Inoue via split decision. Yanan has the edge in both height and reach.