Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bethe Correia set to face Julie Kedzie on Dec. 6 UFC show

Bethe Correia
The UFC announced today that undefeated Brazilian Bethe Correia will face Julie Kedzie on the Dec. 6 UFC show in Brisbane, Australia. When Aleksandra Albu dropped out of this fight, my Japanese sources indicated that the UFC was interested in getting Rin Nakai for this fight. I didn't think there was enough time to make a deal with PANCRASE. So instead they have gone another route. Bethe is 30 years old. She trains at Pitbull Brothers which is owned by the Friere brothers who fight for Bellator. And her nickname is Pitbull. Her record is 6-0 and this will be her first fight outside Brazil. I watched one of her fights. Unfortunately the video has no audio so I won't post it. She is a striker but five of her six fights have gone to a decision so she doesn't have knockout power. Bethe made her debut in May 2012 and has fought three times this year. Her most recent win was by unanimous decision over Erica Paes on the June 29 Jungle Fight show. If Erica's name rings a bell, that's because she beat Cris Cyborg in 2005. Erica was inactive until this year and has gone 1-1. She was supposed to fight Holly Holm but dropped out due to injury. I haven't seen enough of Bethe to know if she is a good fighter. But she has never fought outside Brazil or faced anyone as good as Julie Kedzie. They are both strikers so I expect it to be a kickboxing match. If Bethe is the better striker, she could win. And the UFC jitters could be a factor. Bethe is unknown but we'll find out soon if she's good.

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