Undefeated women Jessamyn Duke, Bethe Correia meet at UFC 172 in April
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.