Bethe Correia is a well-known Brazilian mixed martial artist best known for his work on UFC in the Bantamweight division.
Bethe Correia was born on June 22, 1983, in Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil. A native of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, She is currently ranked #10 in women's Bantamweight division. She practiced a famous Chinese Kick-boxing form Sanda, Kung Fu, Boxing, BJJ, Wrestling. She started professionally participating in MMA in May 2012 and so far has appeared in 14 events with total 10 wins and 3 losses.
The current Bantamweight division UFC fighter is one of the most liked MMA athlete signed up with the UFC since October 2013. The Bantamweight fighter is ranked 10th in her weight class.
Bethe Correia grew up in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and started practicing various forms of martial arts after she realized that accounting wasn't her thing.
When she was asked about her MMA journey and how did she got involved in the Sports, she in her UFC players' profile said:
"I found that I was pretty hyperactive for Accounting job so I started training in MMA".
In regards to her educational background, She attended some college in Brazil and acquired Degree in Accounting.
She holds a Brazilian nationality and is currently in contract with UFC. As per her ethnic backgrounds, She is white. As of 2018, she has 31.6k followers on Twitter and 178.4k followers on her official Instagram.
Correia at the very First of her career at Fight: Revelations, fought against Daniela da Silva and Won the match held on 31-May-12 via unanimous decision in round 3. After her first victory, she at Fort MMA 2-Higo vs. Kevin fought against Daniely dos Santos and won her second bout on 27-Jul-12 via Decision (unanimous) in the third round.
Further, on 18-Oct-12, she fought against Elaine Albuquerque at Heat FC 4 -The Return and won her opponent via Decision (unanimous) in the third round. Later, Bethe at Bokum Fight Championship fought against Anne Karoline, won the match held on 12-Apr-13 via Decision (unanimous) in round 3.
Later in her next match, held on 1st Jun-2013, She fought against Juliete de Souza at WCC in W-Combat 17 and won the match via TKO (punches) in round 2. In the following event, She at Jungle Fight 54 fought against Erica Paes, on 29-Jun-13 and secured a Unanimous Decision victory in round 3.
On 7-Dec-13, She debuted in the UFC against Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot. In her very first UFC appearance against Julie Kedzie, Correia was able to gain a split Decision victory after three close rounds. After her seven pro-MMA wins, she again at UFC 172 fought against Jessamyn Duke, winning the match held on 26-Apr-14 via Unanimous Decision in round 3.
In addition to that, on 30-Aug-14, She fought against Shayna Baszler at UFC 177 and won the match via TKO (punches) in round 2. She at UFC 190 fought against Ronda Rousey and was handed her very first Pro-career loss on 1st Aug-2015 via KO (punch) in round 1.
After her loss to Rousey, on 16th-April-2016, She fought against Raquel Pennington at UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans and lost the match via Split Decision in the 3rd round.
She at UFC 203, fought against Jessica Eye and was able to alter her two loss steaks, after winning the match held on 10-Sep-16 via Decision (split) in round 3.
Moreover, on 11-Mar-17, She fought against Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum and shared a majority draw with Reneau. She highlighted the main event on 17-Jun-17 at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia. Despite having a strong game plan, she lost to Holly Holm after Holms landed a head kick and Ko'd her in the third round.
Correia hasn't revealed much about her personal life. so far we only know that Bethe is trained by her husband as he is her coach too, further she is managed by her sister.
Bethe's Correia has a total net worth of $250 thousand as of recent data. Her per fight salary in 2015-2016 was recorded at $88,000.
Her notable fight was with two of the UFC's superstars, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. After her earlier victory over Duke, a member of Rousey's informal "Four Horsewomen" stable, Correia began campaigning for a title shot against Rousey, holding four fingers to the camera and symbolically putting one down.
Facts and Stats
She considers grappling and Wrestling as her favorite technique and is also a good striker and Kickboxer. She has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 61 kilograms. Further, she fights at 134lbs weight class in the bantamweight division.