Shanya Baszler Makes UFC Debut Against Bethe Correia at UFC 176

May 5, 2014
17 Comments

ShaynaBasler_HeadshotAfter appearing on the eighteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter and having to pull out of a scheduled fight with Sarah Kaufman, Shayna Baszler will make her UFC debut on Aug. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against undefeated Bethe Correia.

The match-up was first reported by the Glendale News-Press on Monday and later confirmed by UFC officials.

Baszler (15-8) began fighting professionally in 2003. In her decade as a professional, she’s faced the who’s who of women’s MMA. She’s fought Alexis Davis twice, Sarah Kaufman, Sara McMann, Cris “Cyborg” Justino, Roxanne Modafferi, Julie Kedzie and Tara LaRosa.

The 33-year-old was expected to rematch Kaufman at The Ultiamte Fighter Nations Finale but was forced out of the fight due to injury.

Correia (8-0) debuted in the UFC in December, defeating Julie Kedzie by split decision. She defeated Baszler’s teammate Jessamyn Duke by unanimous decision in her last outing at UFC 172 on April 26. Duke and Baszler train out of the Glendale Fighting Club alongside UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The three, along with Marina Sharif, call themselves the “Four Horsewomen,” modeled after the professional wrestling faction “The Four Horseman.”

Following her win over Duke, Correia held up four fingers and took one way in reference to the “Four Horsewomen” and having defeated one of them. Now she’ll have the opportunity to cross another one off the list when she faces Baszler on Aug. 2.

UFC 176 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and is headlined by a rematch between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. Aldo defeated Mendes in their first meeting in January 2012 by knockout.

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  • drkdisciple

    The Four Horsewomen are suppose to be a replica of the Four Horsemen (an elite group of wrestlers). These four mma woman are far from being an elite force. The only one worth anything is Rousey. Duke, Baszler and Ahafir are nothing more then three jabronis.

    • Darin

      You’re a douche. This debut is long overdue, good to see Shayna here.
      (Congrats mmaweekly on yet ANOTHER typo in a headline!!!)

      • drkdisciple

        Obviously you know what you are talking about + you are a great speller….congrats!

        • Darin

          I do. I am. Thanks!

    • shakejunt

      duke ain’t no jabroni. know your role and shut your mouth.

      • drkdisciple

        I understand you like Duke but she looked horrible against Roxanne (probably the worse fight I ever saw) and was unable to use the jab against Bethe. Somewhere it was mentioned the girl was once a Muay Thai champion, now that’s a joke. Hard to be a muay thai champion when you cant even kick. You might like the chick but I see no progress in her and if the women’s division was not so weak she would canned soon enough.

        • shakejunt

          the trips are a new part of her game and she’s still so inexperienced. i’m not saying she’s future champ, but certainly no scrub.

    • AXE MURDERER

      HOW IN THE F*** can you compare FAKE wrestling to real fighting??? F the 4 horsefags & fake wrestling!!! -_-

      • drkdisciple

        They are the ones comparing themselves to fake wrestlers by calling themselves “Four Horsewomen”. Take the time to know what you are talking about before you bother to reply to one of my posts.

  • uncle

    Ronda is champ but those other girls are garbage juice
    I want Bethe to destroy all of Ronda’s weak circle only
    reason their in the UFC because they are friends
    of Ronda they suck a** at fighting

    • shakejunt

      that’s unfair to jessamyn duke

      • uncle

        She only use the clinch …she is very 1 dimensional, her height and reach is
        a waste

        • shakejunt

          oh please. girl has 4 pro fights and has already improved her takedown game as evidenced by the nasty throws she hit against bethe. could she improve? sure, but don’t act like she’s a scrub. you seem to forget how thin the division is and how much of a prospect correia was even before that fight.

  • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

    The Four Horsefaced women is more like it

    • shakejunt

      funny, seriously, but duke doesn’t deserve that.

      i know i’m defending her a lot in these boards, but she’s legit. and she’s attractive. training with ronda doesn’t make her a piece of trash by association.

  • dandogood

    Shana Baszler is a 36 year old nothing a failure who has lost every big fight he has been in. Basler is bottom of the barrel and has no business in the UFC.

  • dandogood

    4 horses is more like it with feed bags over their mugs.