Thursday, April 13, 2017

Holly Holm vs Bethe Correia will main event June 17 UFC show

As first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting and then confirmed on last night's episode of UFC Tonight, Holly Holm vs Bethe Correia will main event UFC Fight Night 111 June 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. As you may have heard, Holly was offered Korean fighter Ji Yeon Kim. She might be a better fighter than Bethe as she has wins over Takayo Hashi and Shizuka Sugiyama. The UFC has been after her for at least a year. They wanted her to fight Rin Nakai at the last Korea show. But she has no name recognition in the UFC. So Holly's manager Lenny Fresquez turned down that fight. He also said that he wanted to see what was happening with a Welterweight rematch with Germaine De Randamie. Once it was clear that wasn't happening, he accepted the match with Bethe. Though both fighters have been in UFC main events, that was a while ago and I think it's fair to say that neither fighter belongs in a main event anymore. Holly is on a three fight losing skid. And the only thing worse than her poor performances is her woulda coulda shoulda excuses afterwards. She needs a win or I don't know what the UFC will do with her. Bethe is probably in the same boat to Palookaville with Holly. Her last fight against Marion Reneau was a draw. And her two fights before that were both split decisions. She was 1-1. We've seen enough of both fighters by now to know what to expect from them. I wouldn't be surprised to see another split decision.

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