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UFC bantamweight contender Bethe Correia undergoes successful eye surgery following detached retina

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia was all set to settle her war of words against former division No. 1 contender Miesha Tate, until "Pitbull" was bounced from the "mix" with a devastating eye injury.

A detached retina, to be exact.

That paved the way for Tate vs. Sara McMann at the upcoming UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a 135-pound showdown that could eliminate one of the competitors from the bantamweight title chase for good.

As for Correia?

The Brazilian is targeting a March/April return, according to UFC Tonight, assuming her recovery goes off without a hitch. That's not long after Ronda Rousey defends her title against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Feb. 28, which is significant because "Rowdy" has been seeking revenge for this.

All we can do now is wait.

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