Bethe Correia’s skilled MMA profession has formally come to an finish.
The long-time UFC girls’s bantamweight hung up the gloves following her unanimous determination loss to Karol Rosa on the preliminary card of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 193 in Las Vegas. Correia (11-6-1 MMA, 5-6-1 UFC) misplaced 30-27, 30-27, and 30-26 on the judges’ scorecards.
She introduced within the lead-up to the battle that she deliberate on competing one final time and retire.
“(It’s a) Very emotional moment for me,” Correia stated in her post-fight interview. “It’s been very emotional for me, a lot of deja vu moments for me. I can only thank the UFC for all the opportunities they gave me.”
Correia most notably fought for the ladies’s 135-pound belt again in 2015 when she challenged then-champion Ronda Rousey within the pay-per-view headliner of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She misplaced through first-round knockout, struggling her first skilled defeat.
The Brazilian competed professionally for nearly a decade, as she made her debut in 2012. She joined the UFC in 2013 the place she fought for nearly eight years. Correia leaves the game with notable wins over Sijara Eubanks, Jessica Eye, and Shayna Baszler. She headlined two UFC occasions throughout her tenure with the promotion.