Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia settled the grudge last night (August 1, 2015) at UFC 190 inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rousey has absolutely dominated every opponent she's faced. In fact, the big question of this fight was whether Rousey would put an extended beating on Correia or look for her usual quick finish.
Correia, to her credit, at least gave the appearance in interviews and the weigh-ins that she believed she would win the fight. Of course, she may have been alone in that opinion, but at least she had the chance to prove us all wrong.
It didn't play out that way.
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.
Rousey didn't screw around in the slightest. She wasted absolutely no time in attacking Correia, throwing flurries of punches at her opponent with reckless combinations. The entire fight was basically a long flurry, as Rousey exploded towards "Pitbull" and did not let up.
Somewhere in the chaos, Rousey landed a trip that sent Correia rolling. As the Brazilian stood back up, Rousey dug a knee into her mid-section. Correia's hands dropped, and a combination from Rousey -- punctuated by a cracking right hand to the temple.
Correia crumpled to the mat, face-first.
You have to hand it to Rousey. She's an aggressive fighter all the time, but she knew in this bout that Correia had absolutely nothing for her. With that on her mind, Rousey threw everything (including the kitchen sink) at her opponent, and Correia had no choice but to fall.
Additionally, Rousey continues to improve. For fighters that routinely outclass their opponents, staying motivated in the gym has historically been a major issue. Meanwhile, Rousey's insane focus is obviously paying off, as her hands looked fantastic.
So ... who feels optimistic about Miesha Tate's chances in the trilogy bout?
There's nothing to analyze with Bethe Correia. Anyone who had seen her prior UFC fights had known that Rousey would destroy her in whatever fashion the champion chose, and that's precisely what happened. Correia can't learn anything from this loss or grow from it.
She was steamrolled as expected.
After this loss, it's time for Correia to actually learn where she stands in the division, as her three wins are largely meaningless at this point. To help her figure that out, a fight with Liz Carmouche would make sense.
Last night, Rousey absolutely destroyed her opponent with ease. Is there anyone who can even make Rousey work for the victory?
For complete UFC 190 "Rousey vs Correia" live results and play-by-play, click HERE!