Ronda Rousey will fight Brazilian Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio
Ronda Rousey will fight Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, UFC announced Friday.
Rousey's bantamweight title fight against the undefeated Brazilian will be the night's main event.
Earlier this month, Rousey expressed interest in a matchup with Correia, after Correia boasted about beating two of Rousey's teammates.
"That's what I want to do," Rousey said on the Jay Mohr Sports radio show, according to MMAFighting.com. "I want to go and fight her in Brazil and beat her in her hometown. That would be the best way I could really feel like I've vindicated my friends, to go to her hometown and beat her in her hometown and be total Rocky IV on it."
Rousey is 11-0 in her career, while Correia is 9-0.
Rousey's last fight was on Feb. 28, when she defeated Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds. She has won her last three fights in a combined 96 seconds.
- Dan Gartland