Bethe Correia Pulled From UFC 227 Due To Injury
Former women’s bantamweight title contender, Bethe Correia was scheduled to face Irene Aldana at UFC 227’s pay-per-view show at Staples Center in Los Angeles this Saturday, but Correia is forced to withdraw” from the fight first reported by Combate.
On Tuesday UFC officially announced that we don’t have enough time to find Irene Aldana a suitable replacement so fight itself scrapped from the card.
Correia, 35, didn’t compete since Holly Holm put her out to sleep in June 2017 and has one win in her last five fights. She was scheduled to meet Aldana earlier this year but Correia had to undergo eye surgery due to that reason she sits on a shelf for a while. UFC rebooked them for UFC 227 but commission pulled out due to ongoing eye issues.
Aldana, a Mexican bantamweight, scored her first UFC win back in January when she defeated Talita Bernardo via decision.
Aldana took to social media to express her displeasure on the cancellation of the bout:
“Very sad for the cancellation of my fight, I wish a quick recovery to Bethe Correia and I thank the UFC for really trying to get me a replacement and for their good attention. Unfortunately, it was not achieved but I hope to compete in some other card as soon as possible.”
UFC 227 PPV event is set to take place this Saturday, August 4th from Staples Center in Los Angeles, the main headliner bout features a bantamweight title rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. In the co-main Demetrious Johnson will also defend his flyweight title against Henry Cejudo in another rematch.