Undefeated women Jessamyn Duke, Bethe Correia meet at UFC 172 in April
FEB 03, 2014 1:47p ET
One of the biggest female stars of The Ultimate Fighter 18 has an Octagon date in April.
Jessamyn Duke gets her first non-TUF UFC fight against Brazilian striker Bethe Correia at UFC 172 on April 26 at Baltimore Arena.
Duke (3-0, 1 NC), who currently trains with her Ultimate Fighter coach Ronda Rousey, beat former TUF teammate Peggy Morgan at the Ultimate Fighter Finale in December. She’s undefeated in her pro career with a pair of wins under the Invicta FC banner.
On the show, Duke lost to Raquel Pennington in the quarterfinals, a wild bout that won Fight Of The Season. At 5-foot-11, the 27-year-old is one of the tallest, lankiest members of the women’s bantamweight division.
Correia (7-0) had a very successful UFC debut in December when she defeated women’s MMA legend Julie Kedzie by decision. The 30-year-old is an accomplished Muay Thai striker who also has not felt defeat in her pro career.
UFC 172 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.