Ronda Rousey’s Next Victim: Bethe Correia
Ronda Rousey is undeniably the most dominant female in her sport. After her 14 second defeat of then undefeated Cat Zingano, Rousey has solidified her title as UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight Champion of the world. With an 11-0 record (9 by submission; 2 by TKO), she will yet again fight to defend her title belt in UFC 190.
Meet Bethe Correia, or as most people call her, “Pitbull.” She is currently ranked as the #7 women’s bantamweight fighter in the UFC. She sports an undefeated record of 9-0 with 3 of her wins coming in the UFC. This will be the third time Rousey will attempt to defend her title and undefeated record against another undefeated opponent.
Rousey has been known for her takedowns and submissions, whereas Correia is known for her explosive striking. Rousey has never taken a fight to a decision and her last three fights combined for a total of 96-seconds of fighting. Her most recent victory has come from a 14 second arm bar submission, the fastest UFC title bout victory, of Cat Zingano. Correia is looking to show the world Rousey’s weaknesses and defeat her no problem.
The bout is set to go down on August 1st in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the place where Rousey won her bronze Olympic medal in the ’08 games. This site holds even more personal to Correia, as she wants to win her first Top 15 fight in her hometown.
Although many wonder how Correia got this title shot, Ronda believes she will be just another challenger to prove unsuccessful. The initial press conference was full of trash talking and negative comments towards Rousey’s appearance. Rousey ended her part of the conference saying she’ll prove herself in the ring.
Be sure to order UFC 190 on Pay-Per-View on or before August 1st and watch the action yourself. Fights will begin at approximately 10PM with the main card following the lead off matchups.