Former UFC Title Challenger Bethe Correia Officially Retires From MMA After Another UFC Fight Night Loss

Published 10/02/2021, 8:17 PM EDT


Bethe Correia has officially retired from MMA following her loss to Karol Rosa via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 38.

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Correia, in the lead-up to the fight, had already announced her plans to retire. After getting dominated by a formidable opponent in Rosa, she made the announcement in the post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier.

 

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“A very emotional moment for me,” Correia said, following the fight. “I’ve been here all week, a lot of deja vu moments. I can only thank the UFC for everything they’ve done for me.” (via a translator)

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The whole fight week was tough for Correia, as she failed to make the weight for the bout.

Rosa ended up dominating the fight, finishing with 125 significant strikes landed compared to 62 from Correia. Rosa won via a unanimous decision. The scorecard on the night read 30-27, 30-27, and 30-26 in favor of Karol Rosa.

Bethe Correia and her career

Correia most famously went up against ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey in a UFC women’s bantamweight title fight at UFC 190. Leading up to the fight, Bethe was on a nine-fight win streak, 3 of them in the UFC. She was undefeated in her professional MMA career. Ronda vs. Bethe ended with a first-round knockout victory for the then champion, Ronda Rousey.

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Correia has been fighting as a professional MMA fighter for almost a decade, making her debut in 2012. She racked up impressive victories before being signed by the UFC in 2013. Before meeting Rousey for the title, Correia got wins over the likes of Julie Kedzie, Jessamyn Duke, and Shayna Baszler.

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Ever since losing to Ronda Rousey, Correia struggled to get her form back. She only won two fights after the Rousey bout.

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She headlined two UFC events and went up against some of the biggest names in the UFC women’s bantamweight division. Bethe will end her MMA career with an 11-6-1 record and a 4-6-1 record in the UFC.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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