Holly Holm Returns to Bantamweight, Meets Bethe Correia in UFC Fight Night 111 Main Event

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 12, 2017

After coming up short in her bid for the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight title, Holly Holm will return to 135 pounds in her next Octagon appearance.

The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed on Wednesday that Holm will face Bethe Correia in the UFC Fight Night 111 headliner in Singapore on June 17. The event takes place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and also includes a welterweight showdown between Tarec Saffiedine and Rafael dos Anjos.

Holm was reportedly offered a bout against Octagon newcomer Ji Yeon Kim at the same event, but that matchup did not come to fruition. The former bantamweight champion has lost three straight bouts since her landmark knockout of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Most recently, the Jackson-Wink MMA standout lost a five-round verdict to Germaine de Randamie in a featherweight championship fight at UFC 208 on Feb. 11.

Correia, a former 135-pound title challenger, is coming off a majority draw against Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 106 on March 11. The 33-year-old Brazilian is 4-2-1 during her promotional tenure, including a split decision triumph over Jessica Eye at UFC 203. Correia was knocked out in 34 seconds by Rousey in their title bout at UFC 190.


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