By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
A women’s bantamweight bout between former division champion Holly Holm and former title challenger Bethe Correia will headline UFC Fight Night 111 on June 17 in Singapore.
UFC Canada just broke the news on Twitter.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 13, 2017
Holly Holm was last seen in action at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, where she took on Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship.
Unfortunately for fans of “The Preacher’s Daughter”, Holly was outpointed by “GDR” and lost the main event contest via unanimous decision.
After starting her mixed martial arts career a perfect 10-0, capturing the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title in the process, Holly has now dropped three-straight fights and is in desperate need of a win.
Holm lost her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in March of 2016 via fifth-round submission. Following her title fight loss to Tate, Holm was matched up with rising star Valentina Shevchenko who defeated Holly via unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, Bethe Correia was most recently seen in action at March’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Brazil, where she battled Marion Reneau to a majority draw. Prior to that, the Brazilian standout was coming off a split-decision win over Jessica Eye which took place at UFC 203 in Cleveland.
Who do you think will emerge victorious when Holly Holm and Bethe Correia throw down in Singapore on June 17?