Report: Bethe Correia Faces Irene Aldana At UFC 237


A women’s bantamweight division attraction has been added to UFC 237 according to Ana Hissa of Combate as #10 Irene Aldana is in action against #12 Bethe Correia.

Aldana (9-4-0) will enter the contest on the strength of a two fight winning streak, having defeated the duo of Talita Bernardo and Lucie Pudilova. Aldana has seen her last four fights go the distance and it has been over two years since the fighter got a finish. Aldana had previously challenged for the Invicta FC Bantamweight Title, losing to then champion Tonya Evinger at Invicta FC 13.

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Correia (10-3-1) has won just one of her last five under the UFC banner, with that lone victory coming over Jessica Eye at UFC 203. Correia is also competing for the first time in almost two years, with her last bout taking place in June of 2017. Correia has previously challenged for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title, losing to then champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 190.

UFC 237 takes place on Saturday, May 11 from the Arena De Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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