UFC signs unbeaten Brazilian Bethe 'Pitbull' Correia to women's roster
The UFC has added another unbeaten bantamweight to its women's roster.
Bethe Correia (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a deal with the UFC. The Brazilian announced her signing on Facebook following an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Tatame.
The UFC has not yet announced Correia's signing, and no targeted first fight with the promotion or opponent has been revealed.
"Pitbull" Correia is a training partner of the esteemed "Pitbull" Brothers, Patricio and Patricky Freire, who fight for Bellator MMA. Correia now joins Jessica Andrade and Amanda Nunes as Brazilian women in the UFC.
Correia started her pro MMA career in May 2012 and has won all six of her fights. Five of those six wins have come by unanimous decision for the 30-year-old, and all six of her fights have been in her home country of Brazil.
In April, Correia scored the first stoppage win of her career with a second-round TKO. And in June at Jungle Fight 54, she outpointed Erica Paes, who was the last woman to beat Cristiane Justino, submitting "Cyborg" back in 2005.
Her six opponents thus far have a combined record of 12-11, so regardless of who she is matched up with in her first UFC fight, Correia should see a marked improvement in competition in front of her.