Gone In 34 Seconds!
Watch Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia full fight video highlights from last night in UFC 190's main event inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring the incredible 34-second first round knockout finish.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass have put together a pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza this evening (Sat., August 1, 2015) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the HSBC Arena plays host to the UFC 190 mixed martial arts (MMA) card, featuring seven bouts on the main card, including the Women's Bantamweight title fight pitting Ronda Rousey against Bethe Correia.
Catch all the action LIVE with a PPV main card start time of 10 p.m. ET (for up-to-date UFC 190 results click here).
Below is everything you need to know to stay on top of the PPV event in Brazil.
Who: Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia
What: UFC 190
When: Sat., August 1, 2015, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Fight Pass
Where: HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How To Watch: Main card at 10 p.m ET on PPV; FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" under card at 8 p.m ET; and UFC Fight Pass early "Prelims" at 7 p.m. ET.
Live UFC 190 results: Play-by-play coverage stream right here
Why It Matters: MMA's biggest star takes center stage once again at UFC 190, as Ronda Rousey looks to continue her incredible reign of dominance in UFC's 135-pound women's division. A transcendent athlete, "Rowdy" is fighting much more than Bethe Correia this evening; She is fighting for her legacy. With the PPV seemingly strung together with toothpicks as UFC brass opted to include three aging legends on the main card, the UFC 190 buyrate will either give credence to Rousey being a major PPV star, or prove she needs another co-headliner in order to sell to the masses.
What's Hot: Outside of the main event, there is slim pickings at UFC 190, but one consequential bout to look forward to is the Women's Strawweight affair pitting Claudia Gadelha against former World Series of Fighting champion Jessica Aguilar. In "Jag's" long awaited Octagon debut, she will be fighting in a No. 1 contender's bout against arguably the 2nd best 115-pound female on the planet. Aguilar has long been considered one of the best strawweights in the world, and fight fans knew it would be only a matter of time before the veteran made her way to the Octagon. With a title shot on the line, expect a highly entertaining fight that could very well earn both women bonus checks by night's end.
What's Not: A UFC PPV will feature The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) finals for the first time in the show's history. Yes, you read that correctly. The seven fight PPV will feature two finale bouts from TUF Brazil 4 in the lightweight and bantamweight divisions. Four fighters, who have likely never been heard of outside of the most hardcore of MMA circles, will be fighting on a card that cost $60. Ouch.
Original Card vs Actual Card:
The only change to the UFC 190 card was the inclusion of the TUF Brazil 4 finale bouts.
The finals were initially scheduled for UFC Fight Night 70, but when that event was moved from Brazil to Florida, a slew of issues came with it.
Ultimately, the fighters could not compete in Florida due to visa issues, and the finale bouts were moved to the UFC 190 main card.
Glaico França vs. Fernando Bruno: The Lightweight final of TUF Brazil 4 will feature two highly touted prospects with finishing instincts. Franca competed for Team Shogun, while Bruno honed his crafts on Team Nogueira.
Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dileno Lopes: In the Bantamweight final, Dileno Lopes of Team Shogun battles Reginaldo Vieira of Team Nogueira. Lopes in a submission ace, earning 12 submission victories in 19 career fights. Vieira is no slouch on the mat either, earning nine of his 12 career victories by submission.
How The "Prelims" Look: When was the last time a main card had more fights than a "Prelims" card?
Regardless, the six-fight "Prelims" card will feature a handful of exciting affairs on both UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.
The main event on FOX Sports 1 features Brazilian stalwart Demian Maia, as he takes on the streaking Neil Magny. Two years removed from a two-fight skid, the TUF product has reeled off seven straight victories before finally earning a shot at a top 10 opponent.
The always entertaining Warlley Alves returns tonight as well, taking on Nordine Taleb in a 170-pound fixture.
Ultimately, I suggest watching most -- if not all -- of the free fights featured this evening.
Who Needs A Win Badly: This portion is reserved for fighters who could be fighting for their jobs today, rather than contenders or title challengers needing victory. Let's take a look at those who need to pull it together:
Antonio Silva (vs. Soa Palelei): "Bigfoot" hasn't won a fight since knocking out Alistair Overeem way back in February of 2013. Since then, the gargantuan Brazilian has been knocked out in three of his last four fights, and earned a draw -- later changed to a No Contest -- against Mark Hunt. Needless to say, Silva needs to stay conscious and come out of UFC 190 victorious.
Stefan Struve vs Minotauro Nogueira: When these two Heavyweights collide this evening, it could very well spell the end of either man's career. "Big Nog" is coming off a vicious knockout loss to Roy Nelson, while Struve found a similar fate in his return bout against Alistair Overeem. While I don't expect UFC to cut either man, these Heavyweights must know they have their backs up against the wall tonight.
Shogun Rua (vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira): Even though Shogun is only 33-years old, he is well past his fighting prime, and his recent performances have only corroborated that statement. Since losing his title to Jon Jones in 2011, the Brazilian legend has won only three fights while dropping five. Included in his five losses are back-to-back knockouts at the hands of Ovince St. Preux and Dan Henderson.
Interest Level 5/10
Overall, this is a mediocre UFC PPV, especially when you consider how stacked UFC 189 was.
Sure, watching Ronda Rousey is always a treat, but this is as much of a squash match as Cris Cyborg's last few victims.Point blank, "Rowdy" would have to break her leg walking to the Octagon for Correia to have a chance to win tonight.
The rest of the card features a handful of MMA legends that really shouldn't be competing anymore. Shogun Rua, The Nogueira brothers, and Antonio Silva have all faced recent brutal knockout losses, and yet they continue to dredge forward into battle.
The only fight that I am remotely looking forward to watching in terms of high-level MMA and competition is the Women's Strawweight battle between Jessica Aguilar and Claudia Gadelha. "Jag" has long considered herself the best 115-pound fighter on the planet, and now she finally has her chance to prove it.
Check out the full UFC 190 fight card right here:
UFC 190 PPV Main Event:
135 lbs.: UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia
UFC 190 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
205 lbs.: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
155 lbs: Fernando Bruno vs. Glaico Franca for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil" 4 lightweight crown
135 lbs.: Dileno Lopes vs. Reginaldo Vieira for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil" 4 bantamweight crown
265 lbs.: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve
265 lbs.: Soa Palelei vs. Antonio Silva
115 lbs.: Jessica Aguilar vs. Claudia Gadelha
UFC 190 FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" (8 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia
205 lbs.: Rafael Cavalcante vs. Patrick Cummins
170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Nordine Taleb
135 lbs.: Iuri Alcantara vs. Leandro Issa
UFC 190 Fight Pass "Prelims" (7 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Clint Hester vs. Vitor Miranda
135 lbs.: Guido Cannetti vs. Hugo Viana
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 190 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining under card balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For more information on UFC 190, including the full fight card, results, news, and more, click here.