Correia Faces Next Of The “Four Horsewomen” in UFC 177


Bethe “Pitbull” CorreiaSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Women’s bantamweight No. 10 contender Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (8-0) looks to use UFC 177 in Sacramento, California to accomplish stage two of her four-stage mission as a UFC fighter. Correia wants to take down each of the “Four Horsewomen” one-by-one and eventually be the one who wrestles the women’s bantamweight title away from current champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (10-0).

She accomplished stage one of her mission at UFC 172 in Baltimore, Maryland last April when she won her first match against one of the four horsewomen by earning a win by unanimous decision against Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (3-2, 1 NC). Correia out-struck Duke 134-64 but was taken down three times without returning the favor in the fight.

Immediately following the fight the Brazilian threw up the “Four Horsewomen” hand signal – minus a finger – as an apparent implication of what she is after.

“I did the gesture because Ronda and her friends think they are the best and I want to fight them because I know I can beat them all,” said Correia, “I beat the darling of the group in Jessamyn.”

The “Four Horsewomen” consist of Rousey, Duke, Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (15-8) and the up-and-coming fighter, Marina Shafir. UFC 177 presents the 31 year-old with the opportunity to complete stage two of her mission as she faces Baszler on Saturday.

“I don’t care what her style is or what she brings to the fight. I want this fight and I’m going to win,” said Correia, “On the floor or in the stand-up; it doesn’t matter. She has a lot of experience and this makes me very excited. It will be a great fight and I will win.”

“My focus is to be the champion. I didn’t come here for joking,” said the Brazilian, “I had a quality performance against Jessamyn. That fight made me more confident for the next fight and I can bring out the lion inside of me.”

About Mark West

Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting.

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