Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
Two ladies just itching to punch each other in the face square off in our next bout, as Shayna Baszler (15-8) seeks revenge for her fallen “Four Housewomen” against Bethe Correia (8-0).
Baszler hasn’t fought since last year when she fell to Alexis Davis. She competed on The Ultimate Fighter, and had her original debut postponed. Correia earned a win over Jessamyn Duke earlier this year with Baszler Octagon-side.
Round 1: Baszler immediately ties up Correia against the fence, digging her head and landing a knee. Correia drops down and they are in half-guard. Full-guard now for Baszler, who has Josh Barnett in her corner. Baszler seeking a possible arm or choke, softening her up with elbows to the head. She’s got Correia stuck, and appears to be talking to her. Correia slips free and is back to her feet. Perfect 1-2 from Baszler lands and she clinches again.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Baszler
Round 2: Correia lands with some power shots and is now doing damage from in close, throwing knees and jabs to the body. They are standing and trading and Baszler is in trouble. Correia is peppering her with lefts and rights, taking some big, heavy breathes. Correia with a left-right-left combo that lands and is getting teed off on. She told the ref she is fine, but he’s watching it closely. More nasty shots by Correia, who just keeps landing as Baszler stands and eats them. John McCarthy has seen enough and calls this one with Baszler exhausted on her feet.
Bethe Correia def. Shayna Baszler via TKO (strikes) at 1:56 of Round 2