Pannie Kianzad: 'I proved something to myself' with win over Bethe Correia at UFC on ESPN 14
ABU DHABI – Pannie Kianzad beat Bethe Correia with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Kianzad, who is on a two-fight winning streak after this latest performance.
Result: Pannie Kianzad def. Bethe Correia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Updated records: Kianzad (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Bethe Correia (11-5-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC)
Key stat: Kianzad had a 103-56 advantage in significant strikes.
On her performance
It was exactly like I expected. She’s a tough ‘B.’ I can’t say it, because Sean told us not to curse. But she’s tough. It felt amazing fighting a person like her. Now I know where I am, too. I think I deserve a spot in the top 15. I’m proud of my time. The fight didn’t look like maybe the prettiest fight, but I got the job done. … I proved something to myself. After my first UFC win, I felt like I got a foot in. But I don’t want to be someone that goes one win, one loss, one win. No, I want to win. I want to be where the champs are, and that is the main goal. That’s everything I ever worked for.”
On what she wants next
“I see myself fighting late August, early September. Please. I really want to fight. This is just to make up. I’m totally fine. I just really want to fight. I want to fight four times a year honestly. If somebody gives me those fights, I will fight. I don’t fight on social media. I’m not that person that posts stuff all the time. I just want real fighters. And whoever wants to fight, holler.”