UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s next title defense will soon be against undefeated Brazilian Bethe Correia on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.
Universally considered the very best female fighter on the planet, Rousey (11-0) is coming off a 14-second submission win against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Feb. 28. It absolutely was Rousey’s 5th title defense, and the last fight only lasted 14 seconds UFC Record. .
Correia made her professional MMA debut less than four years ago, in May 2012. Seven of her nine wins have gone the distance, but she is coming off a TKO Win in the 2nd round vs Baszler at UFC 177 in August. This Brazilian is 3-0 in the UFC.
“It will take 5 months to return after having a 14 second fight… Kinda sad, benson and cerrone fight on 2 weeks notice”
“This is exactly what’ll end up being the downfall of the UFC–there is NO reason a fighter needs to be off for six months after having a 14 second fight. I’m sure she has a lot of other things going on, but when Dana White wants to keep the UFC relevant, big name fighters must be fighting more than twice a year. Exactly what a joke.”
“I for one think woman fighting at all is boring and will never watch it. Stay on the runway or your kitchen leave fighting to men.”