Originally slated to face undefeated Russian fighter Aleksandra Albu, Julie Kedzie finally has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia, after Albu had to bow out due to injury.
UFC officials announced on Tuesday announced that Brazilian fighter Bethe Correia – also undefeated at 6-0 – has agreed to step in and fight Kedzie.
The fight will take place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Dec. 7 (Dec. 6 in the U.S.). It marks Correia’s first fight outside of her home country.
Kedzie, a women’s MMA veteran, is looking to get back on a winning track after losing her last three fights. In her latest bout, Kedzie dropped her UFC debut to Germaine de Randamie at UFC on Fox 8 by split decision. The Jackson’s MMA fighter is 16-12 overall.
A heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva headlines the UFC Fight Night 33 card.