Today, August 1, 2015, UFC will present UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia, only through pay-per-view. The event will take place in the HSBC Arena located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For those who are unable to attend the fight live, once again it is a pay-per-view, and will cost an average of $50 in standard definition, $10 more for high-definition.
Fortunately, those who cannot afford the pay-per-view are given some luxuries at a smaller price. First, the early preliminary card can be viewed through the UFC Fight Pass while the main preliminary card can be viewed through Fox Sports 1. Take note that the UFC 190 main card is when the women’s bantamweight championship title fight takes place. Until then, here are some past articles from the Inquisitr that assist in the build-up for this fight.
- Ronda Rousey warns Bethe Correia that if she f**ks with her family, she is f**ked!
- Ronda Rousey says that she has “99 problems but a Bethe ain’t one.”
- Bethe Correia’s trash talk hits a little too close to personal for Ronda Rousey despite it being unintentional.
- Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos hopes Bethe Correia kicks Ronda Rousey’s a**!
- Ronda Rousey has used all she can to paint Bethe Correia into the villain, when in reality Rousey might be the villain in this underdog story.
It is amazing just how ruthless this fight between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia has become. To them, it is extremely personal in which Correia is fighting for her faith and country, a chance for other Brazilian women to pursue MMA. Right now, that is somewhat frowned upon in the country. Rousey on the other hand is fighting for her legacy, her father, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Nevertheless, the bad blood between both fighters has grown exponentially, and will finally be resolved at UFC 190.
The results of the main fight card will be shown below as they become available. This is a live-updating article so for those who are unable to watch the pay-per-view, you can use this article as a means to find out the latest results. Please note that due to online limitations, only the overall result shall be posted live with a fight synopsis detailed after the pay-per-view. Since preliminary matches are fairly easy to watch — either on UFC Fight Pass or television — they will not be included.
Main Card (Pay-Per-View – 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST)
Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Aguilar – Gadelha (Brazil) is 12-1-0 and ranked number 1. Aguilar is 19-4-0 and ranked number 15. They are fighting in the Women’s Strawweight Division.
- SYNOPSIS: To be fair, this match was a huge mismatch as Gadelha is number 1 and Aguilar is number 15. In the end, it showed as Aguilar got lit up hard and started bleeding. Though not much of a fight for Gadelha, it should help in pushing for a championship match against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
- RESULTS: Gadelha defeats Aguilar via Unanimous Decision
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. “The Hulk” Soa Palelei – Silva (Brazil) is 18-7-0 and ranked number 12. Palelei (Australia) is 22-4-0. They are fighting in the Heavyweight Division.
- SYNOPSIS: Given the fact both men are slow-moving heavyweights, this fight wasn’t exactly the flashiest to watch. There was a lot of clinching (I call it hugging) but once it got to the floor, Bigfoot Silva was able to secure the TKO win with some ground and pound from the side position.
- RESULTS: Silva defeats Palelei via TKO
Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve vs. Minotauro Nogueira – Struve (Netherlands) is 29-7-0 and ranked number 15. Nogueira (Brazil) is 34-9-0. They are fighting in the Heavyweight Division.
- SYNOPSIS: This fight looked as if it would be a split decision since neither fighter stood out in my opinion. Nevertheless, the fact that Struve connected with some hard hits as well as a ruthless kick to Nogueira’s head probably gave him extra points.
- RESULTS: Strive defeats Noguerira via Unanimous Decision
Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dilena Lopes – Vieira (Brazil) is 13-3-0. Lopes (Brazil) is 19-1-0. They are fighting in the Bantamweight Division.
- SYNOPSIS: In my opinion, this was the fight of the night. It was very entertaining to watch with back-and-forth striking and ground game. However, what stood out was the back-and-forth guillotine chokes and counters.
- RESULTS: Vieira defeats Lopes via Split Decision
Glaico “Nego” Franca vs. Fernando “Acougueiro” Bruno – Franca (Brazil) is 13-3-0. Bruno (Brazil) is 16-2-0. They are fighting in the Lightweight Division.
- SYNOPSIS: The fight was very simple and did its job at entertaining. But to be frank, it was probably the one fight I didn’t care much about. None of the fighters stood out in performance. However, it is the only submission win for the night as Franca locked in a rear-naked choke. Apparently, this was for the TUF Brazil 4 lightweight crown.
- RESULTS: Franca defeats Bruno via Submission
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – Rua (Brazil) is 22-10-0 and ranked number eight. Nogueira (Brazil) is 21-6-0 and ranked number 11. They are fighting in the Light Heavyweight Division.
- SYNOPSIS: I like both fighters in this match so I didn’t care who won. This was a solid match in which both fighters showcased their skills. The first round easily went to Nogueira with his flurries that lit up Rua. However, Nogueira gassed out as time went by giving Rua more of an opportunity to deliver, which was enough to win by unanimous decision.
- RESULTS: Rua defeats Noguerira via Unanimous Decision.
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe “Pitbull” Correia – Rousey (USA) is undefeated at 11-0-0 and is the champion. Correia (Brazil) is undefeated at 9-0-0 and ranked number five. They are fighting in the Women’s Bantamweight Division for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
- SYNOPSIS: This was a fight when everyone was against Correia. However, Correia winning would have been beneficial for the division and good for women’s MMA in Brazil, which is frowned upon. In this battle, Correia trained more Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but it seemed she neglected her dirty striking game. No leg kicks, no oblique “crippler” kicks, no spinning back hand counters, nothing. Yet, Rousey wanted to knock out Correia and that is what she did. Easily a mismatch in which Rousey winning only builds her legacy. In Correia’s defense, she did last longer than Cat Zingano and Alexis Davis combined.
- RESULTS: Rousey defeats Correia via KO.
[Image via UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Promotional Poster]