Bethe Correia has been calling out UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey for about a year now.
Correia, one of many fighters who go by the nickname “Pitbull,” may soon get her wish.
Why? Well, UFC 190, which is scheduled to take place in August of this year Correia’s native Brazil, is still without a headliner. As Brazilian magazine Tatame reported, a bout between Rodrigo “Minotoro” Nogueira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has been considered among the options.
However, also being considered is a bout between Correia and Rousey for Rousey’s UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
In her last two UFC appearances, Correia defeated two of Rousey’s “stablemates” in what has been dubbed “The Four Horsewomen” — Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke. As Dana Becker reported here at Caged Insider, “Pitbull” famously gestured “one down, three to go” to cameras after her victory over Duke. She later made a gesture of straightening a championship belt, after defeating Baszler.
In a particularly memorable interview last November, Correia boasted that she would “knock Ronda out in the first round, but first I’ll do her a favor and knock the mole off of her face with a punch.”
Correia, like Rousey, is undefeated in her MMA career at 9-0. Rousey’s record is 11-0.
Last month, Rousey responded to Correia in a post-match interview, after recording a submission victory over Cat Zingano at UFC 184.
“She’s undefeated,” Rousey said. “And I want to take that 0 away from her.”