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‘Hungry’ Correia eyes July return after one-year layoff

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Bethe Correia<br>

Bantamweight Bethe Correia would like to come back in July and begin a new title run.

Bethe Correia wants to get back in the Octagon. Almost one year after her last bout, the Brazilian feels like it is time to return to action and believes July would be a good month to bounce back from her KO loss to former champion, Holly Holm.

As Correia explained to Combate, her fans have been asking her when she will return and she also claimed to feel hungry for a win, which hasn’t happened in her last happened in her last two outings.

“I’m dying to come back. I noticed there are a lot of events in July, so that would be a good time for me,” Correia said. “It’s been a year since I last fought, I’m hungry to get back in there and show everyone I’m okay.

“My fans keep asking me when will I be back. No matter who my opponent is, I just want to fight. I want to feel the warmth of the Octagon and the taste of victory. After that, I’ll chase that division like a hawk. I’ll focus on the best opponent, the one who can get me back into title contention so I can become a champion.”

Correia’s last win came in September 2016, when she bested Jessica Eye via split decision. She followed that performance up with a majority draw against Marion Reneau and was then knocked out by Holly Holm in July 2017.

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