UFC Bantamweight and former title challenger Bethe Correia announce retirement!

The former UFC Bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia calls it a career after 18 professional fights.

Bethe Correia
Bethe Correia

No matter who the fighter was, retirement is always an unfortunate farewell but when the time comes, it’s a rather important decision the combat sports athletes make for themselves after sacrificing their bodies for others’ entertainment. Now Bethe Correia, a mixed martial artist from Brazil, announced her retirement after her decision loss at UFC Vegas 38. Correia lost a three-round contest to fellow contender Carol Rosa.

Bethe Correia in her prime was a force to reckon with in the bantamweight division and had a 9-fight undefeated streak starting from her pro-MMA debut at “First fight Revelations” and went on to headline UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia for the UFC Bantamweight title. She lost her debut and since then, Correia is now ending her fight career with a record of 11 wins- 6 losses-1 draws.

Bethe Correia’s last fight

Bethe Correia and Ronda Rousey
Bethe Correia and Ronda Rousey

Bethe Correia also confirms her retirement from her Instagram too where she reposts the UFC’s wish congratulating her for an amazing career. Bethe puts out the hashtags as a part of her statement: #FOREVERUFC #ILOVEUFC. Here is UFC’s tweet as well.

Correia’s final fight took against fellow bantamweight contender and strong prospect Karol Rosa at UFC Vegas 38. The event, also called Fight Night 193, took place on October 2 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Top contenders of the light-heavyweight division, Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker went to the distance while the co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukas went a no-contest after an unfortunate head clash.

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