Bethe Correia

UFC on ESPN+ 43: Bethe Correia confirms final octagon bout

The "Pitbull" final UFC appearance will be in December

Bethe Correia’s last fight in the octagon will be in December at UFC on ESPN+ 43.

The UFC women’s bantamweight confirmed in a thankful Instagram post that she is still on the roster and will retire after the Dec. 5 UFC event.

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Only a fighter knows the time to stop and follow other paths… Only a fighter and their allies know to tell apart the lies from the truth from what the media puts out. Yes! This will be my last fight and it could not be at any event other than the one and only @UFC Countless lies have been told out there, but I remained centered! I know who I am and I know my story. I have a strong and daring personality that has been the essence of my career and has added many rilvaries that strengthened Women's MMA. What I leave behind me is my legacy of a fighter who has a bold posture, presentation and unique celebration style in the fighting world. A personality that makes many curious to know more about me. It's not by chance that #betheeffect is out there. Love me or hate me, in the end everybody wanted to stop to watch me fight. I reached Pay Per View record numbers that back then had not been reached for many years. I have fought the very best and I always made the news. I am certain that I have left my mark and now it's time to let a new generation arise. And I know that I have taught both good and bad lessons. My very last fight will be at the best in the whole world… Where I dreamed and seeked to fight. This December I will be in the UFC octagon. I will cherish every moment of it and I know I'll miss it! I'm incredibly thankful to the UFC for the recognition of my career and history, they have never denied me a request. #ForeverUFC #ForeverWomensMMA #teamcorreia #ufc 😍 Gratidão @wallidjfc @suzanacorreianeves @edelsonboxe por sempre lutar por mim.

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Wu Yanan is scheduled to be her opponent at UFC on ESPN+ 43 at a venue to be determined.

Correia is probably most well known for challenging Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight title at UFC 190 in August 2015 and then former champion Holly Holm in June 2017.

The “Pitbull,” 37, is 5-5-1 inside the octagon and has lost three of her past four bout, including decision loss to Pannie Kianzad at UFC on ESPN 14 in July.

@kenaiandrews UFC on ESPN+ 43: Bethe Correia confirms final octagon bout

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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