UFC Fight Island 7 card gets curtailed as Bethe Correia pulls out from the event. The event is scheduled to take place on January 16, 2021.
According to reports, former Bantamweight contender Bethe Correia, who was set to face Wu Yanan at UFC Fight Island 7, has pulled out from the January 16 card on account of injury concerns. Per sources, she has to undergo immediate surgery to remove her appendix. With less than 2 weeks left, it is unclear whether UFC will find a replacement fighter for Wu.
Bethe Correia is out of her UFC Fight Island 7 fight with Yanan Wu, I’m told. Story coming to @MMAFighting.
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) January 5, 2021
The match-up was supposed to be the swan song for Correia, as she stated at the time of booking that she wishes to retire after fighting Wu.
The Pitbull made her UFC debut in 2013, and after incurring three straight wins, contested for the Bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey in 2015. In the ring, the 37-year-old was facing inconsistent results lately and probably the rough run coupled with the health issues became the ultimate factors for deciding to call it a career. However, with the unfortunate situation emerging under which she has to undergo surgery, it will be difficult to guess when or whether she will come back for her farewell fight.
Bethe Correia’s bout with Wu Yanan was a part of the main card of the UFC Fight Island 7 event, and with this scrapping, the event is reduced to 11 fights.
UFC Fight Island 7: Updated Fight Card
- Featherweight Fight (Main event): Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar
- Middleweight bout: Punahele Soriano vs. Duško Todorović
- Welterweight Fight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang
- Heavyweight Fight: Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
- Middleweight Fight: Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico
- Featherweight Fight: Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo
- Welterweight Fight: David Zawada vs. Ramazan Emeev
- Middleweight Fight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese
- Bantamweight Fight: Ricky Simon vs TBD
- Middleweight Fight: Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov
- Featherweight Fight: Nik Lentz vs. Mike Grundy
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