Bethe Correia will have the biggest fight of her career a few weeks from now, when she takes on Ronda Rousey for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title at UFC 190.
If she wins, she will enjoy one of the greatest upsets in MMA history, in a year which has seen several dominant champions fall.
If she loses — well, she can take heart. It will be far from her last fight in the UFC.
Today, Correia signed a deal to stay with UFC for another eight bouts.
The Brazilian took to Instagram to express her excitement.
“I’m really happy today,” she said in a brief statement. “Through hard work, blood, sweat, punches in the face, and more … I am renewing my contract with UFC for 8 more fights. I can give my fans at least eight fights on television, and follow my life and my camp for another eight fights.”
She pledged to “do her best” in these future bouts.
Correia, a representative of Pitbull Brothers Team in Campina Grande, Brazil, is undefeated in MMA with a 9-0 record. The bout will be her fourth for the UFC.
Her two most recent opponents were members of Rousey’s loose association of fighters, “The Four Horsewomen.”
The bout between Rousey and Correia will serve as the main event of UFC 190, which takes place in Correia’s native Brazil on August 1.