Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia
Round 1: Duke quickly takes the center of the cage. She uses her reach and jabs Correia. Correia lands a leg kick. Duke steps in with a right hand. Correia responds with a leg kick. Correia lands an overhand right. Correia closes the distance and lands a left hand. She follows it up with a leg kick. Duke clinches and lands knees to the body. They separate. Correia lands another leg kick. Duke lands a stiff jab followed by a right hand. Correia lands a spinning back elbow. Duke clinches and lands two knees to the body. Correira lands a right hand on the break. Duke lands an inside leg kick. Correia clinches. Duke takes her down. Correia quickly gets back to her feet. Correia lands a combination on the inside. Duke answers with a right hand. Duke delivers a combination. Duke lands a front kick to the body. Correia continues to land leg kicks. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Correia with the leg kicks.
Round 2: Duke quickly moves across the cage. Correia lands a leg kick to the lead leg of Duke. They clinch. Correia lands to the body. She’s bleeding from the nose. Correia presses Duke against the fence. Duke tosses her to the ground and works for a guillotine choke. Correia gets free and is in side control. Duke works to get to half guard. Correia stays in side control and stays heavy on top. Duke rolls. Correia works to take Duke’s back. Duke gets to her feet and takes Correia down. Correia gets to her feet and lands a left hand. Duke lands her jab. Correia delivers a left hand. Correia lands an overhand right. Correia is landing more often now. Correia lands two leg kicks. Duke answers with a right hand. Correia lands a left hook. Duke steps in with a knee to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Correia.
Round 3: The meet in the middle of the cage and exchange jabs. Correia continues to land leg kicks. She presses forward with a right hand. Duke’s not throwing kicks. Correia lands a right hand over the top. She lands a hard leg kick. Correia goes to the body with a left hand. Duke responds with a right hand. Duke paws with her jab. Correia hits her with a combination. Duke lands a right hand and Correia answers with a combination. Correia is the busier of the two. They exchange left hands. Duke is waiting on Correia. She takes Correia down. She works to trap an arm but can’t get it. Correia gains top position. The referee stands them up. Correia presses forward with a right hand followed by a leg kick. She presses Duke to the cage. Duke takes her down, but Correia immediately gets to her feet. Duke lands a right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Correia.
The judges scored the fight for Correia by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27.