Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put together a seven-fight pay-per-view (PPV) event at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night (Sat., Aug. 1, 2015) with UFC 190: "Rousey vs Correia," featuring the hotly anticipated women's Bantamweight title bout.
In the main event of the evening, Ronda Rousey ran through Bethe Correia, knocking out her Brazilian foe just 34 seconds into their title fight (highlights here). The victory was "Rowdy's" third straight finish in less than one minute, and her third career knockout.
The co-main event featured a barnburner between two Brazilian legends in Mauricio Rua and Rogerio Nogueira. In a rematch of their epic 2005 affair, "Shogun" and "Lil' Nog" put on a show for fight fans around the world, with Rua coming out as the unanimous decision victor.
With that quick overview of the night's marquee bouts, here are your biggest winners, as well as the runners-up from Brazil.
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.
Biggest Winner: Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey may not have fought as long as she anticipated at UFC 190, but she definitely followed through with her promise to punish Bethe Correia.
In a 34 second masterpiece, "Rowdy" stormed across the cage and battered Correia in front of thousands of riled up Brazilians, and hundreds of thousands watching live on PPV.
It was violent, spectacular, and swift.
The knockout earned the champ her sixth straight Octagon victory and finish, and once again proved she is one of the most dominant athletes in sports today.
With superlatives running thin to describe the transcendent UFC champion, it is becoming increasingly difficult to envision her reign of dominance coming to an end any time soon, if ever.
Who knows? By the time it is all said and done and "Rowdy" retires, she could very well be remembered as the greatest fighter of all time.
Runners-up: Claudia Gadelha
It is time for Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha 2. It's coming -- Dana White confirmed it.
The Brazilian made a major statement at UFC 190, proving she is the No. 1 Women's Strawweight contender by utterly dominating former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champ Jessica Aguilar.
Gadelha put together a spectacular performance in her home country, and her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan was top notch as well.
Instead of offering the cliche "I will fight whoever UFC brass gives me," Gadelha called on Dana White to give her a UFC title shot, and a rematch against the 115-pound queen.
Don't worry Claudia, you are most definitely up next. And this time you have five rounds to get the job done.
Want a free Brazilian jiu-jitsu lesson?
Simply watch Demian Maia's marvelous exhibition against Neil Magny on the UFC 190 "Prelims" card.
Taking on one of the hottest fighters in the sport today, the jiu-jitsu maestro quelled Magny's seven fight win streak by thoroughly dominating the former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) product on the mat.
Maia controlled the fight at every moment, seamlessly passing guard into side control and full mount multiple times in the the first and second rounds.
To cap off a sensational performance, Maia sneakily took Magny's back, locked in the body triangle and slapped on a deep rear-naked choke in the second round that earned him his first submission victory since 2009.
The No. 6-ranked Welterweight should be looking at a top five opponent his next time out.
Biggest Loser: Bethe Correia
Hey, at least she lasted over 30 seconds, right!?
After weeks of trash talk -- including a grossly misplaced suicide barb -- and convincing herself she had what it takes to dethrone Rousey, Bethe Correia lasted all of 34 seconds before being face planted in brutal fashion.
All the hard work the Brazilian put in to shock the world was ultimately futile, as she became the latest victim of Rousey's jaw-dropping highlight reel.
Of course, we all knew what Correia's purpose was at UFC 190, and she did a good job of playing the sacrificial lamb to UFC brass' cash cow.
Now it's back to the drawing board for the "Pitbull."
Runners-up: Jessica Aguilar
Welcome to the big leagues Jessica Aguilar.
Whether it was simply Octagon jitters or biting off more than she can chew, "Jag" was unable to make a major statement in her UFC debut against Claudia Gadelha.
Long lauded as the best 115-pound fighter on the planet, Aguilar seemingly had nothing to offer Gadelha in their three round affair. After getting battered and bloodied in the first round, the former WSOF champ lost all momentum moving forward.
Even though her loss will be a tough pill to swallow and undoubtedly knock Aguilar down the strawweight ladder, you can't count her out after only one Octagon appearance.
Let's see what she can do in her second UFC outing.
TUF Brazil Finalists
Somehow, UFC brass swindled us all into buying a seven fight PPV event that featured four guys almost nobody has ever heard of.
Did I mention these four fighters fought after the legendary Minotauro Nogueira? Yes, really.
Look, it wasn't the TUF Brazil finalists faults they were inexplicably put on the main card, but I'd be lying if I didn't say those fights were truly horrendous to sit through -- barring the first round of the Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dileno Lopes bout.
It wouldn't have been all that bad had it not been Midnight on the east coast, and of course being forced to sit through mindless fighter profiles.
Needless to say, I'm not itching to watch any of these guys compete on a UFC card anytime soon.
For complete results from UFC 190: "Rousey vs Correia," including play-by-play updates, click here.