Correia unloaded a group of punches with her opponent covering up against the Octagon’s fence, earning the TKO at the 1:56 mark of the round.
The fight went to the ground early in the first, and Correia was in top position. Baszler, however, returned to the feet and she worked to get the fight to the ground, getting there moments later. While in advantage, she landed short strikes and earned the round.
In the second round, Correia unleashed a series of punches with Baszler against the cage. With combinations going to the head and body, Correia proved too much for the longtime WMMA veteran, overwhelming her with punches from all angles.
With Baszler covering up, the referee stopped the fight in the second frame.
With the win on Saturday, Correia holds wins over two of Ronda Rousey’s training partners, and she used her post-fight interview to call out the UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
“I want to send a message to Ronda Rousey,” she said.
The UFC 177 win improved Correia’s overall MMA record to 9-0.
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