Wu Yanan and Bethe Correia to finally face off at UFC Fight Island 7
A fight between Wu Yanan and Bethe Correia has been in the works for several months. The bantamweight bout looks set to finally push through at UFC Fight Island 7 on January 16th.
The fight was originally booked for UFC Vegas 16 on December 5th. It pits a Brazilian former title challenger against a Chinese opponent who has been forced to move up a division after missing weight by 4lbs at UFC Shenzhen last year.
Yanan (11-3) signed for the UFC in 2017 but has only fought three times after seeing multiple bouts fall through due to injuries to either her or her opponent. Her record in the octagon stands at 1-2 and she will be looking to make a successful return to the division in which she made her name.
Correira (11-5-1) is a former bantamweight title challenger and has been in with the likes of Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. She dropped a decision to Pannie Kianzad at UFC Fight Island 3 in July.
UFC Fight Island 7 is set for Yas Island on January 16th. It will also feature a welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and China’s Li Jingliang.
The event will be headlined by a featherweight fight between #1 ranked Max Holloway (21-6) and #6 ranked Calvin Kattar (22-4). It will be the promotion’s first event of 2021 and the seventh to be held on Yas Island since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.