Correia-Kianzad Set For UFC 250 In Brazil

Since joining the UFC, Bethe Correia has yet to win a fight in Brazil. Earning six wins before going to the UFC in 2013, “Pitbull” is 0-2-1 when fighting in her home country. She is hoping the fourth time is the charm as she is set to face Pannie Kianzad at UFC 250. This is after an initial report by AG Fight.

Correia confirmed the fight on social media, stating, “Pannie challenged me and people who knows me well know that I LOVE a challenge and I’ll never run away from one. I’ll give my best for my homeland country, my family and for my own ego. Let’s go to war.”

Beating Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision back in September, Correia (11-4-1) ended a two-fight losing stream dating back to 2017. Following a loss to Holly Holm in June 2017, she missed a fight against Irene Aldana due to injury. She returned to action in 2019, losing to Aldana via submission.

The 36-year-old former title contender faces the 28-year-old Kianzad (12-5), who is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Jessica Rose-Clark back in November. The runner-up of The Ultimate Fighter Women’s Featherweight tournament final, Banzai is 2-2 in her last four fights.

UFC 250 takes place inside Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo. Other scheduled matches on the card so far include:

  • Ketlen Vieira v. Marion Reneau
  • Augusto Sakai v. Blagoy Ivanov
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