Bethe Correia issues statement after knockout loss to Holly Holm

Bethe Correia

On Saturday, the UFC returned to Singapore with UFC Fight Night 111. In the main event of this anticipated card, which aired entirely on Fight Pass, former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia stepped onto the canvas with former champion Holly Holm. Unfortunately for Correia and her fans, this one did not go her way, as Holm put her down with a head kick in the third frame.

In the wake of this disappointing loss to Holm, Correia took to Instagram with a statement, congratulating Holm and promising to be back stronger.

I want to congratulate Holly for the fight,” Correia said in her post. “Even though she was coming from three losses she did not quit and hide, and she fought me on the main event. I want to thank all my fans, partners and team. I will not return with the victory I dreamed of, but I return with my head held high with a dream to fight in Asia realized and being a protagonist of the night. A dream a lot of people have but never realized. I can only say this to my fans that like Bethe Correia: I WILL BE BACK STRONGER THAN EVER! YOU CAN BE SURE OF IT!

I want to congratulate Holly for the fight. Even though she was coming from three losses she didn’t quit and hide, and fought me on the main event. I want to thank all my fans, partners and team. I won’t return with the victory I dreamed of, but I return with my head held high with a dream to fight in Asia realized and being a protagonist of the night. A dream a lot of people have but never realized. I can only say this to my fans that like Bethe Correia: I WILL BE BACK STRONGER THAN EVER! YOU CAN BE SURE OF IT!!!!! 👊🏼😡💪🏼 #betheeffect ##strongwoman #ufcsingapore . . Quero parabenizar a Holly pela luta. Mesmo vindo de 3 derrotas ela não desistiu e nem se escondeu e fez a luta principal comigo. Quero agradecer a todos os meus fãs, parceiros e equipe. Não voltarei com a vitória como sonhava, mas volto de cabeça erguida com mais um sonho realizado em lutar na Ásia e ser a protagonista da noite. Sonho que muitos tem e jamais realizaram. Só posso dizer aos meus fãs que curtem a Bethe Correia: EU VOLTAREI MAIS FORTE DO QUE NUNCA! Podem me aguardar!!!!

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/18/2017.