Ahead of Ronda Rousey Bout, Bethe Correia Inks Lengthy New UFC Deal

June 17, 2015

Just a few weeks removed from her UFC bantamweight title challenge of Ronda Rousey, No. 7 ranked women’s 135-pounder Bethe Correia has inked a new longterm contract.

Correia took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal the news.

“I am very happy! Through hard work, blood, sweat, punches in the face, and more … I am renewing my contract with UFC for 8 more fights,” she wrote. “I can give my fans at least eight fights on television, and follow my life and my camp for another eight fights. I will give my best ever!”

Ronda Rosuey vs Bethe CorreiaCorreia, of course, hopes to do so as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Having amassed an undefeated record of 9-0, Correia won fights over women’s MMA pioneer Julie Kedzie, as well as Rousey’s teammates Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler, en route to earning her title shot.

There has been a lot of bad blood between Correia and Rousey, most recently due to a suicide reference that the Brazilian threw Rousey’s way in some comments that she says were misconstrued, and for which she has since apologized.

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Rousey will defend her belt against Correia in the main event of UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.

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