UFC 190 (click here for full fight card odds) takes place this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) set to defend her title against Brazilian challenger loudmouth: Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in the main event. The co-main event will feature a light heavyweight rematch from 2005 when former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
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Correia, who is an 10-1 underdog, will be countering Rousey’s Judo fighting style with her stand-up striking fighting style in hopes to avoid Rousey’s face-smashing takedowns that are finished by her deadly arm-bar. The champion, who is a 15-1 favorite, may have something else in store for the challenger after Correia’s comments about beating Rousey so bad she would commit suicide. This only made the fight personal for Rousey whose father committed suicide.
Not only has Rousey has been working her boxing non-stop at the Glendale Fight Club with head coach Edmund Tarverdyan, Rousey has promised to inflict an embarrassing, prolonged beating on Correia for her loud-mouth. The results have been amazing; Rousey has added stand-up striking to complement her Judo base and submission skills.
This event will also host the TUF Brazil 4 lightweight and bantamweight finals.
Full UFC 190 Fight Card Odds:
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET):
- Neil Magny (+110) vs. Demian Maia (-150) (Welterweight)
- Rafael Cavalcante (+130) vs. Patrick Cummins (-170) (Light Heavyweight)
- Warlley Alves (-260) vs. Nordine Taleb (+180) (Welterweight)
- Iuri Alcantara (-260) vs. Leandro Issa (+180) (Bantamweight)
- Clint Hester (-170) vs. Vitor Miranda (+130) (Middleweight)
- Guido Cannetti (+155) vs. Hugo Viana (-195) (Bantamweight)
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET):
- Ronda Rousey (-1500) vs. Bethe Correia (+1000) for women’s bantamweight title
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (+155) vs. Mauricio Rua (-210) (Light Heavyweight)
- Fernando Bruno (+155) vs. Glaico Franca (-155) “TUF: Brazil 4″ lightweight tournament final
- Dileno Lopes (-350) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (+250) “TUF: Brazil 4″ bantamweight tournament final
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (+160) vs. Stefan Struve (-195) (Heavyweight)
- Soa Palelei (-195) vs. Antonio Silva (+155) (Heavyweight)
- Jessica Aguilar (+250) vs. Claudia Gadelha (-350) (Women’s Strawweight
A Closer Look At the UFC 190 Main Event Rousey Vs Correia Odds, Fight Analysis & How To Watch
UFC 190: Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: Rio de Jainero, Brazil
Stadium: HSBC Arena
Odds: Rousey -1500 vs Bethe +1000
Total: Over 1½ +300 vs Under 1½ -360
TV Info: UFC Network
Stream: Fight Pass
Can Bethe Pitbull Correia Beat Ronda Rousey at UFC 190?
Correia may have bitten off more than she can chew after insulting Rousey.
Correia’s best skills are in the stand-up game. She’s very good at getting into and staying in her fighter’s stance. From there, Correia has the ability to step forward and land one-two’s with power. This includes landing her jab with power, which is something that few fighters can actually do. She throws combinations with excellent balance. In most cases, she’s put herself in a good position after every punch or kick so that her combos land on something, if not the head or body, then arms, shoulders, legs, etc.
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This has led Correia to a 6.07 strike rate per minute average. Not only is that close to double what Rousey lands per minute on average, it has also led to a slightly higher KO percentage for Correia at 22% as opposed to Rousey at 18%. Correia wins decisions 78% of the time, which also speaks to her ability to rack up points in the stand-up game with jabs, one-two’s and counter punches. The one flaw is that Correia absorbs 3.14 punches per minute as opposed to Rousey who absorbs 2.31 punches per minute. Correia has to keep the fight off the mat and use her stand up skills in order to have any shot against Ronda Rousey at UFC 190.
Can Rowdy Ronda Rousey Beat Bethe Correia at UFC 190?
Rousey has vowed to embarass Correia with prolonged beating.
Ronda Rousey has more motivation than she normally does to beat Bethe Correia at UFC 190 because of Correia’s terrible comments regarding suicide. Rousey’s father committed suicide. Correia stated that she hoped Rousey wouldn’t commit suicide after she beat Rousey. Rousey doesn’t forget, just ask Floyd Mayweather.
Rousey’s take down average is 8.19. Her take down accuracy is 72.22%. She submits opponents 82% of the time. The key for Rousey will be her ability to take down Correia, who prevents take downs 80% of the time. Granted, Correia hasn’t fought anyone close to having Rousey’s take down skills. But, Rousey’s ability will be tested by Correia who no doubt prepared for UFC 190 by fighting against some of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artists in her native country. If Rousey can’t utilize her take down ability to get Correia onto the ground, she could be in a tough fight.
Motivation is a strange thing. It can work either way. For Ronda Rousey, a single comment, especially the one that Correia made, often times works to her advantage. Rousey is one of the most intelligent fighters on the planet. Add her excellent skills, and she figures to beat Correia easily. Ronda has stated that she’s going to take her time in this fight. There’s no reason to doubt her.