Bethe Correia finally gets her retirement fight in October.
Combate was first to report the news that Correia will fight No. 14 ranked bantamweight Karol Rosa on October 2 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. The fight will be the former title challenger’s last fight in the promotion. Correia was supposed to fight Wu Yanan in December and then in January; however, visa issues and appendix surgery put that fight on ice.
Correia (11-5-1) only fought once in 2020, and that was against top 15 fighter Pannie Kianzad on ‘Fight Island’ at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till. Unfortunately, she would lose a unanimous decision. “Pitbull” has only won two fights since her title fight with Ronda Rousey in 2015, but she will try and retire on a win, something most fighters don’t do.
Rosa (14-3) is undefeated in the octagon and riding a five-fight win streak going back to 2019. Rosa fought once in 2020 against Vanessa Melo at UFC 251 and defeated her via unanimous decision. The Brazilian defeated UFC newcomer Joselyne Edwards in February via unanimous decision.
The October 2 UFC event is expected to be headlined by Johnny Walker and Thiago Santos, but nothing is official as of yet.
The fight card so far looks like this:
- Johnny Walker vs. Thiago Santos
- Joe Solecki vs. Jared Gordon
- Bethe Correia vs. Karol Rosa