MMA: No trash talk between Holly Holm and Bethe Correia ahead of UFC showdown

Holly Holm of the US (left) and Bethe Correia of Brazil (right) face off against each other during the UFC Fight Night official weigh-in in Singapore on June 16, 2017.
Holly Holm of the US (left) and Bethe Correia of Brazil (right) face off against each other during the UFC Fight Night official weigh-in in Singapore on June 16, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - There was no trash talk of mixed martial arts fighters on the eve of their fights. Both Holly Holm and Bethe Correia prefer to do their fighting inside the Octagon in the main event on Saturday's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night Singapore.

At the weigh-in on Friday (June 16), former UFC bantamweight champion Holm, a 35-year-old American, simply said in front of a packed crowd at Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands: "I've been doing everything to prepare for this fight. I'm ready for everything. I fear every opponent as if it's the last fight of my life."

But her 33-year-old Brazilian opponent confidently said through an interpreter: "It's going to be an incredible fight. Both of us want to win. But victory is mine - it's written in the stars."

Fans got involved in a 45-minute question-and-answer session with UFC fighters Stephen Thompson, Jorge Masvidal and Julianna Pena at the weigh-in, which was open to the public.

The session was moderated by former British UFC fighter Dan Hardy.

When asked to call the Holly-Correia bout, Pena said: "That's easy, I think it's going to be a tie," which drew laughter from the crowd.

"No, I've got Holly. I would love to fight Holly Holm, I think that's the money fight there."