Holly Holm’s greatness peaked when she destroyed Ronda Rousey. Since then, she’s struggled. Bethe Correia has struggled, too, but it began when she got wrecked by Rousey. So here we are, with two women who desperately need a win, main eventing in Singapore.
They begin the first round by… dancing. Just dancing, circling around, gauging range but really, just unwilling to commit to anything. After two minutes Holm throws a side-kick, and then throws another, and Correia manages to wing a couple punches by the end of the round.
Holm and Correia literally do nothing but move and circle in the second – so much so that the referee pauses them and says, “I respect your game plans, but you have to make something happen.” Wow, that’s bad. Correia seems a little more willing to take a chance, but still, this is not a fight worthy of even a Fight Pass main event.
Round 3 opens with the Brazilian trying to draw Holm out with trash-talk, only it’s not so much talk as it’s hand signals saying “Come on.” Unfortunately, by using those hands to make gestures, she’s unable to block the high-kick Holm plants across her face seemingly out of nowhere. That’s all, folks.
Results: Holly Holm def. Bethe Correia via KO (Kick) at 1:09, R3