Former UFC Bantamweight Championship challenger Bethe Correia will have her last bout on December 5th, as her retirement fight has been booked against Wu Yanan for a UFC card. The fight, which was first reported by Diego Ribas of AgFight, will be Correia’s 18th as a pro.
“This will be my last fight and it could not be at any event other than the one and only @UFC,” said Correia on Sunday via Instagram. “I am certain that I have left my mark and now it’s time to let a new generation arise.”
The fight will see Correia’s return to the UFC, as the bantamweight was reportedly released from the promotion last August along with fellow veteran Evan Dunham.
Correia’s most recent fight was last July, losing a decision bout to Pannie Kianzad. Her previous fight before then was a win over Sijara Eubanks.
Correia had an explosive entrance into the UFC in 2013 and 2014, putting together three wins and extending her undefeated record as a pro to nine fights.
In her fourth UFC fight, Correia was offered a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout against Ronda Rousey. Correia lost the 2015 fight, being finished in the first minute with punches.
Yanan will return after a year-long absence in December, as her last fight was a loss to Mizuki in August of 2019. Yanan has competed three times in the UFC, one of those being wins since she signed in 2017.
The only other bout scheduled for UFC’s December 5th show is its headliner, which is scheduled to be a middleweight matchup between Jack Hermansson and Darren Till.