Bethe Correia

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Bethe Correia

Bethe Correia

Bethe Correia is a professional mixed martial artist. Bethe Correia is renowned for her championship defense bout with Ronda Rousey, a well-known UFC fighter. She gained notoriety as a UFC fighter for verbally jeering her opponents prior to matches.

Although she has a sizable fan base thanks to her bravery in battle, she frequently alienates her supporters by making frank comments about her opponents.

Early Life, Family, & Education

Bethe Correia was born on June 22, 1983 in Campina Grande, Paraná, Brazil to Jose Correia and Tiana Correia.

Tatiana Correia, Nataly Correia, and Suzana Correia are Bethe’s three siblings.

Tatiana was honored when Bethe won the UFC preliminary card in 2019.

Breast cancer was identified as her ailment. Likewise, Suzana, her sister, is Bethe’s manager.

Bethe is a Cancer, according to horoscope charts. Cancers are well renowned for being empathetic, nurturing, sensitive, and security-seeking.

Bethe earned a degree in accounting from college before beginning her career as a professional mixed martial artist, choosing to follow in the footsteps of her father, who was also an accountant.

She soon realized she was too energetic for any office work after beginning her job.

Furthermore, no sources are able to provide information about her educational institutions.

Net Worth & Earnings

Bethe Correia’s net worth is estimated at around $250,000.

A UFC female fighter’s base salary is reportedly around $250,000, according to reports.

With 15 victories in her career, Bethe has earned a respectable sum of money.

She has also been competing for UFC since 2013.

Facts of Bethe Correia

Full Name Bethe Correia
Birth Date June 22, 1983
Birth Place Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
Age 39 Years Old
Nickname Pitbull
Religion Not Available
Nationality Brazilian
Education Not Available
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Jose Correia
Mother’s Name Tiana Correia
Siblings Tatiana Correia, Suzana Correia, Nataly Correia
Height 5’5″ (1.65 m)
Weight 135 lbs
Build Athletic
Reach 64 inch
Style Kung Fu, Sanda, BJJ, Boxing, Wrestling
Division Bantamweight
MMA record 11-6-1
Rank Blue belt – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Purple sash – Kung Fu
Team Pitbull Brothers MMA
American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)
Shoe Size Not Available
Eye Color Light Brown
Active Years 2012- Present
Marital Status Married
Spouse Edelson Silva
Children None
Profession Professional Mixed Martial Artist
Net Worth $250 thousand
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update June 2022

Early Career

Bethe practiced numerous combat styles, including Jiu-Jitsu, Sanda, and amateur wrestling before her career as a UFC fighter took off.

After training in many different techniques, she eventually came to prefer striking, especially boxing.

In her home in Brazil in May 2012, Correia competed in her first professional mixed martial arts match, defeating Daniela Maria da Silva by unanimous decision at the First Fight-Revelations event.

Bethe won her first six fights in a span of 13 months while receiving training from the “Pitbull” brothers, Patricky and Patrickio Freire.

Career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

In October 2013, Bethe agreed to a number of fights with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Correia made her promotional debut in December of that year when she competed against Julie Kedzie, one of the MMA experts, at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot.

Bethe had engaged in six professional fights during that time, compared to twenty-eight for Kedzie.

By a divided decision, Correia prevailed. Later, on April 26, 2014, at UFC 172, she fought Jessamyn Duke.

Bethe Correia
Bethe Correia in a UFC match. Source: mmajunkie

Bethe used quick-hitting to out-point Duke despite having a limited reach and closed the distance by backing Jessamyn against the cage.

Ultimately, Bethe prevailed via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, and 30-27). Bethe competed in UFC 177 on August 30, 2014, against Shayna Baszler.

After surviving a trial for submission later in the first round, Correia upped the ante with her punching and won via TKO at 1:56 in the second.

Bantamweight Champion

Miesha Tate and Sarah Kaufman, two former Strikeforce bantamweight champions, challenged Correia following her third straight victory in the UFC.

She first stated that she was interested in confronting Kaufman, but she later acknowledged that her main focus was on Ronda Rousey, the former UFC bantamweight champion.

Bethe started competing for a chance to challenge Ronda Rousey for the title after defeating Jessamyn Duke of the “Four Horsewomen” stable.

She extended four fingers toward the camera in a symbolic gesture before lowering one.

After overcoming Horsewoman Baszler, she took that action. The title battle between Bethe and Rousey will take place on August 1, 2015, at UFC 190, according to UFC officials.

Before the battle, Bethe exuded a lot of confidence, saying she was ready to hand Rousey the worst beating of her career.

Despite the fact that Rousey has won all but one of her prior fights in a single round. As a result, Bethe was knocked out in the first round after just 34 seconds.

Bantamweight Title after

Correia expressed his desire in contests with Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye following UFC 190. Both women declined, though.

Later, Eye refuted the assertion and offered to challenge Correia in the spring of 2016. Bethe and Raquel Pennington squared off in April 2016 at Teixeira versus.

Evans in April 2016, however, was defeated by a narrow margin. On September 10, 2016, Correia competed against Jessica Eye at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, and won the match by split decision.

On March 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum, Bethe also competed against Marion Reneau.

Both of the women had dramatic moments in their epic battle, which ultimately ended in a majority draw.

Later, on June 17, 2017, in Singapore, Bethe fought Holly Holm at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia, where she was knocked out in the third round by a head kick.

2020 Battles

On May 9, 2020, at UFC 250, Bethe was supposed to square off against Pannie Kianzad. Correia was unable to compete because of visa complications because the event was moved to the United States.

But on April 9, UFC President Dana White made the announcement about the postponing until a later time.

The fight finally took place at UFC on ESPN 14 on July 26, 2020, and Bethe was defeated by a unanimous decision.

Bethe competed in UFC Fight Island 3 and defeated Pannie Kianzad as well as Sijara Eubanks.

had a chance to achieve the rare feat of winning two consecutive competitions. Bethe, however, was defeated by a unanimous verdict.


Using a quote from an Instagram post, Bethe announced her retirement on September 7, 2020.


Corriea took against Wu Yanan at UFC Fight Night 185 on December 5, 2020, in her final fight.

Fighting Style

Correia loved to strike ever when she made the decision to go into a fight. She mostly employs grappling and boxing methods.

She is well renowned for her forceful right punches, spinning back fists, counterpunches, and hitting combinations.

Bethe is renowned for cutting off the cage and using a filthy boxing style. She typically advances the fence and clenches while attacking in flurries.

She used this maneuver to cut off Jessamyn Duke’s reach during UFC 172, and she also used it to finish Shayna Baszler.

Honors and Awards

With her first nine professional fights, which included her first three UFC matches, Correia has made an impressive effort to remain victorious.

She is the third Brazilian woman to receive UFC support. She has competed in professional MMA since 2012 and has won eleven of her seventeen fights, including two by knockout.

In a 2017 match versus Marion Reneau, she achieved a majority draw.

Spouse and Kids

When Bethe Correia was still a student, she got married for the first time. The specifics of her first marriage and her husband are still up in the air.

Her first marriage, however, ended in divorce, and she is now married to Edelson Silva, a former boxer who also serves as one of Anderson Silva’s boxing teachers.

Bethe is also coached by Edelson. On November 6, 2020, the couple exchanged vows.

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Physical Characteristics

Bethe Correia has a slim build and is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.

She weighs about 135 pounds. She also has a slim physique and stunning light brown eyes.

Presence in social media

She has 194k followers on Instagram and her Twitter has 30.6k followers.