Bethe Correia Believes Holly Holm Overestimates Herself


Bethe Correia is headling this weekends UFC Fight Night: Singapore event and her opponent is going to be former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm.

If there is one weakness that Holm has, according to Correia, it is that the former champion overestimates herself.

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“A fight ends and she doesn’t even stop to think about it – they overestimate her so much they schedule another one right away,” Correia said to MMA Junkie. “Sometimes you need to rest your mind a little in order to fit new knowledge. I think she believes a lot in herself. Even she disappoints herself with her performances and wants to fight right away. I think she overestimates herself.”

Correia is headlining a UFC event for the first time since UFC 190, the Brazilian was soundly defeated by former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey.

The Brazilian also noted that when she enters the Octagon against Holm, that all the pressure is on Holm’s shoulders.

“The pressure is on her,” Correia said. “She’s the one coming off three losses. She’s the one who they want to see turn things around. They want to see a UFC ex-champ show her MMA. I think she’s a striker who has to adapt it all to MMA. She has too much information coming in and she’s trying to piece her game together. She’s, perhaps, getting more lost than finding herself. I’m not uncomfortable in any area. I hit very hard. I trust myself in every situation of the fight. On the ground, or my boxing. I’m fully confident. Because my boxing it’s adapted to MMA. I don’t come from boxing and had to adjust my ring game to MMA. They’re entirely different things. So I really trust my MMA game.”

UFC Fight Night: Singapore takes place on Saturday, June 17 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore with Bethe Correia and Holly Holm headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

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