UFC 190 is going down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this Saturday August 1. The main event will feature the most dangerous woman in the world and what some would consider best pound for pound MMA fighter, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. While Rousey will most likely be highly favored in this fight, she will be facing her toughest opponent yet in undefeated number 1 contender Bethe Correia. Let’s take a closer look at these MMA fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for UFC 190 Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia.
Bethe Correia has earned this title shot by racking up an overall MMA record of 9-0. She grabbed the attention of Rousey by knocking off two of the 4 horsemen (Rousey's friends/training partners), one via decision and another by TKO. Correia has very good stand up and does well fending off takedowns and submission attempts.
Ronday Rousey is 11-0. She’s the UFC’s first women’s bantamweight champion and has faced the best of the best ever since. She has finished every single opponent and has rarely been in any kind of trouble. Some would consider her the best pound for pound MMA fighter male or female. With all that being said, Bethe Correia is the hardest hitting fighter Rousey has faced.
Once two fighters enter the UFC cage, anything can happen. But, lets make no mistake here, Ronda Rousey will have to have a horrible day at the office, while Bethe Correia will have to have the best day of her career in order for the champ to be dethroned. If Correia can somehow avoid the clinch and land big punches, she has a punchers chance. If not, the fight will go downhill for Correia as soon as Rousey gets to that clinch position.
Watch for Correia to somehow make it past the first round. Maybe it will be because of her skill and heart, or, most likely it will be because Rousey wants to prolong the fight and hand out some punishment for Correia's remarks leading up to the fight which Rousey took very personally. Either way, this fight won’t make it past the secong round and Rousey will once again walk out of that UFC cage undefeated.
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