Life couldn’t be much better for UFC bantamweight top contender Bethe Correia (pictured). In roughly two months Correia will challenge reigning champion Ronda Rousey for her title at UFC 190, but before that, “Pitbull” was rewarded with a eight-fight UFC contract extension.
“I’m really happy today,” Correia announced on Instagram. “With hard work, blood, sweat, punches to the face and much more… I’m renewing my contract with the UFC for eight more fights. I will be able to give my fans at least eight fights on TV, and follow my life and my camp for more eight fights. I will always do my best.”
The UFC clearly thinks highly of Correia, as they typically ink most of their athletes to four-fight deals.
Carreia owns an unblemished 9-0 professional record, with her past three bouts coming under the UFC’s watch. The chatty 31-year-old had been clamoring for a tango with Rousey for quite some time, and solidified her shot with August’s TKO victory over Shayna Baszler.
UFC 190 goes down August 1 inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.