Ronda Rousey is not the only women’s bantamweight fighter in the UFC with an undefeated record, her challenger at Saturday’s UFC 190 pay-per-view event, Bethe Correia, is also undefeated with a perfect 9-0 pro-MMA record.
When speaking with Globo Esporte, Correia made it clear that she’s thirsty for UFC gold and that she will have the opportunity to to wet her thirst this Saturday night.
“I’m thirsty. I’m hungry to fulfill my dream of being the champion,” Correia. “I’m hungry for justice because Ronda is trying to denigrate my name. I’m hungry because of everything I went through these past few months. The real champion is coming. I will come back home with the belt around my waist. Ronda can’t even wonder what waits for her here in Brazil.”
For all of the hype behind Correia, she’s finished four of her last five fights by decision and only one by knockout.
Her coach, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire believes she is a champion and will finally be given that title officially.
“Nobody should take Bethe’s win as a surprise. She has the fastest ascension in MMA history. Up until a few years ago, Bethe never had never fought in her life. She is a real phenom.”
UFC 190 takes place Saturday. August 1st, 2015 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.