UFC Releases Former Title Challenger Bethe Correia, Veteran Lightweight Evan Dunham

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 13, 2020


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Two staples of the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster have been released by the promotion.

According to multiple reports, former women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia and longtime lightweight veteran Evan Dunham have been cut. MMAFighting.com was first to report the news.

Correia famously fought Ronda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight crown at UFC 190, losing via knockout in 34 seconds. The 37-year-old Brazilian won her first three fights in the Octagon but went just 2-5-1 in eight bouts after that. Correia last appeared at UFC on ESPN 14, where she dropped a unanimous verdict to Pannie Kianzad on July 25.

Dunham, meanwhile, has been fighting under the UFC banner since 2009, compiling an 11-9-1 record over the course of his promotional tenure. The 38-year-old Xtreme Couture product had fallen on hard times of late, as he was finished in each of his last three Octagon appearances.

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