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- Date of Birth:
- June 22, 1983
- 5' 5"
- Campina Grande
Bethe Correia (born June 22, 1983 in Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Bethe had graduated college with a degree in accounting before she discovered her love for fighting. While practicing Sanda, the Chinese self-defense art, she realized that combat was what had been missing in her life. Bethe threw her into studying multiple techniques, including jiu-jitsu and amateur wrestling. Bethe made her MMA debut in 2012, defeating Daniela Maria da Silva by a unanimous decision. Bethe trained with the “Pitbull” brothers, Patricio and Patricky Freire, earning her “Pitbull” nickname and going on to win her fist six fights. In October 2013, Bethe signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship. She made her UFC debut that December, facing Julie Kedzier. Though Bethe was still a novice, she won the fight via split decision. Bethe continued to go undefeated in her next two UFC fights, establishing herself as a striking threat. By defeating Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler, members of Ronda Rousey’s informal ‘Four Horsewomen’ stable, Bethe campaigned for a shot at Ronda’s UFC Bantamweight title shot. The UFC made the match for UFC 190 in Bethe’s home country of Brazil.
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Bethe Correia is best known as a mixed martial arts fighter competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion.
Bethe’s husband is her coach and her sister is her manager. Bethe is known as a striker who uses grappling and boxing techniques. She is also known for her use of dirty boxing, often to negate her opponent’s reach advantage.