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Womens Bantamweight Fight Added To UFC 176

Andrew Ravens

UFC 176

Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will meet Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 176 this summer in the bantamweight division. UFC officials announced the new fight booking on Monday.

UFC 176 takes place Aug. 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Bethe Correia has one knockout and 7 decision victories in her MMA career. She joined the UFC in December of 2013 and beat Julie Kedzie via Split decision. She then went onto face and beat Jessamyn Duke via Unanimous decision at UFC 172.

Shayna Baszler has no knockouts in her career, but she does have 14 submission victories. She has been knocked out 3 times and submitted 3 times. In her last seven fight, she is 5-2. She is coming off a loss to Alexis Davis via 3rd rd technical loss. In her last four fights she has a record of 2-2. This will be her UFC debut.

The pay-per-view main card will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and top contender Chad Mendes

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