Bethe Correia will be taking on Marion Reneau this weekend at UFC Fight Night 106.
The Brazilian felt that her home country was against her when she challenged for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title at UFC 190.
"I can't even tell what it is like, because when I fought in Brazil (at UFC 190), I had the crowd against me. I don't remember having the crowd on my side. When I fight in the USA, I get a lot of sympathy from the fans from Americans, but this is different. This has a special taste, fighting in the Northeast. Being home, with my family, I won't have to travel or deal with a different weather,” Correia said to Combate.
The Brazilian would lose via first round knockout to Ronda Rousey that night, infamously faceplanting onto a "Straight Outta Compton" logo. However, the former title challenger feels the crowd with be with her on Saturday Night.
“I love Fortaleza, I used to go there a lot for fun. I always pictured myself fighting in the Northeast. I love it, it's going to be great. I believe this time will be cool, I really want to listen to that crowd and receive their energy,” says Correia.
UFC Fight Night 106 takes place on Saturday, March 11 from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil with Kelvin Gastelum and Vitor Belfort headlining, the main card airs live on Fox Sports 1. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow the next day.