Bethe Correia made good on her promise.
Correia defeated Shayna Baszler Saturday by TKO in round 2, taking out her second Horsewoman and gaining the ire of UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
Baszler controlled a lot of the first round with submission attempts from the ground. Round two saw Correia amp her striking, with a knee starting what was a barrage of punches against the fence and Baszler didn’t move or answer. Referee John McCarthy stopped the bout at 1:56 of round 2.
Having won three straight in the UFC and still undefeated, Correia has her sites on a title match with Rousey, who stated she wanted the match “before anyone defeats her”. UFC President Dana White confirms Cat Zingano will get the next shot if she defeats Amanda Nunes.
DEEP-JEWELS champion Seo Hee Ham wins her 5th staight, defeating Ukrainian Alyona Rassohyna by unaimous decsion in Ham’s home country of South Korea at RoadFC.
Korea’s Ji Yeon Kim gets her first official win by submitting Kamikaze Yukimi by rear naked choke in round 1. Kim started her career with draws with Takayo Hashi and Shizuka Sugiyama.
In a closely contested battle, Malyasia’s Ann Osman defeated Ana Julaton by split decision at One FC in Dubai, UAE.
Julaton looked good on the feet, but it was Osmoan’s takedowns and grappling gave her the edge in the end, but Jualton’s ground defense has improved since she first started.
Osmon improves to 1-1, with both fights being split decisions.
In other pro bouts:
- At Fight Time Promotions in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jenny Silverio defeated Sarah Lagerstrom by unanimous decision
- Valeria Mejia submitted Mishell Bastidas by armbar round 1 at Trujillo FC 1 in Trujillo, Peru
- At XFC 5: Desafio in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Yolanda Arias defeated Zulena Alvarez by unanimous decision
- Arlene Blencowe defeated Faith Van Duin by TKO 3:00 round 3 at Storm Damage MMA in Australia
- Also in Australia, at Carnage in the Cage, Kaela Banney defeated Lisa Yu by unaimous decision. In an amateur bout, Janay Harding defeated Jodie Struzik by split decision.
- Montserrat Conejo Ruiz defeated Anely Jimenez by unanimous decision at Xtreme Kombat in Mexico City, Mexico
- At Aspera FC 11 in Brazil, Janaisa Morandin defeated Cynthia Candido by TKO round 2
- Jingnan Xiong submitted Inna Hutsal by armbar round 1 at Kunlung Fights in China
- At Grachan: Next 1 in Tokyo, Japan, Yurika Nakakura defeated Miki Miyauchi by TKO at 3:33 round 1
In an amateur bout in Texcoco De Mora, Mexico, Mariana Avila Peña Vera defeated Pamela Gonzalez by unanimous decision at MMA Maddness
Mayerlin Rivas gains the interim WBA bantamweight title in Caracas, Venezuela with a TKO over Arely Valente in round 9. Rivas gets her first world title and improves to 10-3-1.
Also on the card, Deborah Rengifo defeated Luisiana Bolivar by unanimous decision
Linda Laura Lecca successfully defended her interim WBA super flyweight title for the first time, getting an unanimous decision over Guadalupe Martinez in Huarochirí, Peru. Lecca improves to 11-2-1, and has won three straight.
In Santa Fe, Argentina, Victoria Noelia Bustos successfully defend her IBF lightweight title in a rematch with Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre. Aguirre defeated Bustos in their first 2 meetings, their last in a non-title fight. Bustos improves to 12-3.
In other boxing action:
- In a pair of bouts in Perth, Australia, Lauryn Eagle defeated Pantiwa Kaewmahosod by unanimous decision and Louisa Hawton defeated Payayong Sueksasongkro by unanimous decision
- Marianna Gulyas defeated Veronika Hornyak by points in Budapest, Hungary
- In Csömör, Hungary, Melinda Zsiga defeated Klaudia Vigh by points