Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Added to UFC on Fox 19 Lineup

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 30, 2016

A bantamweight tilt between Bethe Correia and Raquel Pennington will go down at UFC on Fox 19.

Pennington confirmed the matchup on Instagram following an initial report from Brazilian media outlet Combate. While the event has yet to be formally announced by the promotion, UFC on Fox 19 is expected to take place in Tampa, Fla., on April 16 and features a lightweight showdown between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Correia will return to the Octagon for the first time since her 34-second loss to Ronda Rousey in a title bout at UFC 190 last August. The Brazilian began her promotional tenure with consecutive triumphs over Julie Kedzie, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler and is 9-1 as a professional overall.

Pennington, meanwhile, is coming off a second-round submission victory against Jessica Andrade at UFC 191. Prior to that, “Rocky” dropped a split verdict to current 135-pound queen Holly Holm at UFC 184.


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