Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone, as UFC 190 blew the roof off HSBC Arena last Sat. night (Aug. 1, 2015) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Plenty of fighters were left licking their wounds, including Jessica Aguilar, whose title fight aspirations were cut short by Claudia Gadelha after a dominating performance by "Claudinha" (video replay). Add to that list Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who suffered his third straight loss by succumbing to Stefan Struve (see it).
But which fighter is suffering from the worst post-fight hangover, now 48 hours removed from the show?
The Brazilian bomber did a significant amount of talking -- and offending -- during the lead-up to her title fight against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Something that wasn't necessarily a good idea, as Ronda took that constant trash talk as extra motivation to hang on to her coveted strap and complete her sixth consecutive title defense. That's just what "Rowdy" did, as she absolutely obliterated "Pitbull" with an onslaught of impressive and accurate strikes that lasted a mere 34 seconds.
But it was the manner in which Rousey defeated Bethe that was impressive, as Ronda lived up to her prediction that she would defeat the Brazilian in the most embarrassing way possible. And personally, I can't think of a more embarrassing way than to get knocked out with a single punch, followed by a face plant on the canvas (see it).
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.
The win further solidifies and enhances Ronda's legacy in the fight game. The loss for Correia, however, sets her back a few steps, as she will likely lose her No. 1 ranking once the new list is unveiled later today (Hi Miesha!).
Perhaps the fact that Bethe was a non-stop chatterbox and was overly-hyped during the press conference and weigh-in event -- and could barely contain herself inside the Octagon prior to the opening bell -- further enhanced the magnitude of her loss.
Still, Correia isn't going into full depression mode, as she declared during the post-fight press conference (video replay) that she is ready to step back into the cage as soon as possible.
And she won't have to look too far for a challenger, either, as Jessica Andrade quickly called out the former undefeated fighter to a showdown inside the Octagon. A challenge that was quickly accepted by Bethe.
It's not a bad rebound fight, actually, unless you -- the finicky fight fan -- has a better idea?