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Bethe Correia headed to AKA, still wants to 'finish business' with Ronda Rousey

Bethe Correia is excited to train at AKA, alongside Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Cain Velasquez and others.

Bethe Correia
Bethe Correia
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Before she gets any fight scheduled, Bethe Correia will be joining the likes of Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez and Luke Rockhold to train at the American Kickboxing Academy.

Leaving the Pitbull Brothers gym for the first time in her life, Correia feels the change could benefit her career, especially when it comes to potential training partners.

"I never trained in a gym other than Pitbull brothers. That's where I had all my 10 training camps." Correia told Combate. "It has always been a big wish of mine to train elsewhere and gather different experiences. I had the honor to be invited by Leandro Vieira, AKA's jiu-jitsu coach, to spend some time there. I had heard of AKA before, they are a very strong team, they have UFC champions and former champions like Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez. Not to mention Leandro, who is known around the world for his jiu-jitsu. It'll  be  a privilege to have my first experience training at a difference place being there."

As for new opponents, Correia also has some names in her mind before she can get a second crack at Ronda Rousey's belt.

"I have unfinished business with Miesha Tate. Sara Kaufmann is always calling me out, too. They are two great challenges and I want to have as many fights as needed to get my rematch with Ronda. It was a historic fight that broke pay per view records and I want to finish my business with her."

Bethe Correia had an undefeated 9-0 record with three UFC wins before being stopped by Ronda Rousey in 34 seconds at UFC 190 last August.

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