Bethe Correia Suffers Eye Injury, Gets Surgery


One time UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title challenger Bethe Correia had just signed a contract to fight Irene Aldana at a UFC event this coming January.

However, tragedy struck and the female fighter suffered an eye injury in some kind of accident.

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The eye injury has required surgery and thus the yet-to-be announced fight with Aldana is no longer an option at the moment.

Correia wrote about her injury and the subsequent surgery in a post on Instagram and Twitter:



In the first place I want to thank @irene.aldana for agreeing to fight with me in January. I was very excited to go to war with a Mexican woman. Unfortunately, I had an accident, had to go through an emergency surgery and my return to the most famous octagon in the world will take few more months. I was so excited to show to the world my evolution and what I learned with my experiences in Thailand and in Texas, anyway ... I'll meet you in the first semester of 2018. Injuries are a part of a fighter’s life and it prepares us for tough battles and for the overcoming of adversity, making us psychologically stronger. I want to thank Dr. Remo Turchetti for the success of the treatment, making me fit and prepared for the next @ufc battles. . Primeiramente queria agradecer a Irene Aldana, por aceitar lutar comigo em janeiro, estava super animada em ir pra guerra com uma mexicana. Infelizmente tive um acidente, tendo que passar por uma cirugia de urgência e minha volta ao octógono mais famoso do mundo será adiado por uns meses a mais. Estava extremamente empolgada em mostrar ao mundo minha evolução e o que aprendi nos meus intercâmbios na Tailandia e no Texas, enfim... encontro vocês no primeiro semestre de 2018. Lesões faz parte da vida de lutador e serve para nos preparar para batalhas duras e com a superação nos deixa psicologicamente mais forte. Quero agradecer ao Dr. Remo Turchetti pelo sucesso no tratamento, me deixando apta para as próximas batalhas no UFC.

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It is unknown at this time if Aldana will remain on the yet to be announced card in Rio or if she will get booked on a different event.

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