Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com’s live coverage of UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is headlined by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, the most dominant fighter in the UFC, defending the championship against the undefeated challenger, Bethe Correia. The action kicks off with preliminary card fights at 7 PM eastern time on UFC Fight Pass. The action moves over to FOX Sports 1 at 8 PM eastern time with additional preliminary fights before the main card kicks off at 10 PM eastern time on pay-per-view. We are looking for your thoughts on the show, so send a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle as well as a best fight and worst fight to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS-7 PM ET/4 PM PT)
BANTAMWEIGHTS: HUGO VIANA VS. GUIDO CANNETTI
First round: Cannetti with a high kick that didn’t land and Viana caught him. Cannetti tried a spin kick but Viana took him down. Cannetti going for a toe hold. Viana spun out of it. Viana got his back but Cannetti up. Viana trying to throw him unsuccessfully. Trading knees. The ref separated them. Takedown by Viana but Cannetti right back up. Spin kick by Cannetti. 10-9 Viana.
Second round: Low kick by Cannetti. Cannetti landed a head kick and several punches and then took Viana down. Cannetti in side control. Viana back up. Viana with a takedown but Cannetti back up. Takedown by Cannetti and then he let him back up. Viana took Cannetti off his feet with a sweeping kick. The ref separated them from the clinch. Viana took him down. Viana throwing punches from the top. Viana landing more punches. Closer round but 20-18 Viana.
Third round: Viana trying for a takedown but not getting it. Cannetti with a takedown. Fans are booing the endless clinch. Cannetti with another takedown. Another takedown by Cannetti. Cannetti’s round, I’ve got Viana 29-28 but the second round was close
Scores: All three have it 29-28 Cannetti. Crowd is not happy.
MIDDLEWEIGHTS: VITOR MIRANDA VS. CLINT HESTER
First round: Hester fighting for a takedown and gave him a slow spinebuster. Miranda reversed to the top and pounding on him. Hester bleeding from the right eye. Miranda landing punches. Miranda landing punches and elbows from the top. 10-9 Miranda.
Second round: Hester got a takedown. Miranda up and landing low kicks. Hester trying for a takedown. Hester went for a takedown but Miranda caught in with a knee that stunned Hester Miranda ended up on top and he’s just pounding on him. Now Miranda throwing a lot of elbows and it’s been stopped by ref Herb Dean.
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1-8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
BANTAMWEIGHTS: IURI ALCANTARA VS. LEANDRO ISSA
First round: Alcantara landed punches. Knee by Alcantara. Alcantara went for a triangle which allowed Issa to get the top position. Issa moved to side control. Issa with some elbows. Issa is working for a Kimura. Issa moved to full mount. Issa landing a few punches. 10-9 Issa.
Second round: Alcantara dropped him with a left, part of that was a slip. Alcantara wth another left. Uppercut by Alcantara. Body kicks by Alcantara. Issa trying for a takedown. Alcantara working for a reverse triangle. The ref separated them. Big left by Alcantara. Alcantara followed him to the ground and dropped elbows. Left by Alcantara. Alcantara hurt him with a left late in the round. Alcantara’s round, so 19-19.
Third round: They hugged before the round started. Body kick by Alcantara. Issa working for a takedown. Alcantara on top. He stepped away. Alcantara landed another left. Trading body kicks. Body kick by Alcantara. Knee by Alcantara. Alcantara working for a Kimura. Alcantara landing punches on the ground. He landed big punches and Issa is bleeding. Alcantara walked away and wants him up. Alcantara keeps landing the left Front kick and knee by Alcantara. Another front kick. Great jumping kick by Alcantara. Alcantara throwing punches. Alcantara missed a spinning backfist. Issa going for a takedown but he can’t get it and time ran out. Alcantara’s round, has to win 29-28. He has to win.
Scores: 29-28, 29-28 and 29-27 for Alcantara
WELTERWEIGHTS: WARLLEY ALVES VS. NORDINE TALEB
First round: Alves caught a kick and is on top. Good right by Alves. Alves dropped him with a right. Another right by Alves. Taleb tried for a takedown bu didn’t get it. Alves 10-9
Second round: Trading body kicks. Alves tried a judo throw and couldn’t get it. Alves caught a kick and landed on top. Taleb got up. Taleb shot for a takedown, Alves grabbed a guillotine and Taleb was caught and had to tap.
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS: RAFAEL CAVALCANTE VS. PATRICK CUMMINS
First round: Takedown off a kick by Cummins but Feijao right back up. Another takedown by Cummins but Feijao right back up. Fans booing right away. Cummins took him down. Another slam by Cummins. Feijao landed a right. Cummins took him down and has his back. Another takedown by Cummins. Feijao tired. Feijao landed a right. Cummins is cut under both of his eyes and they are swelling. Cummins 10-9
Second round: Cummins’ right eye is looking bad and Feijao is tired. Cummins is bleeding badly. Good right by Feijao. Cummins took him down. Cummins landing hard body shots from the top. Cummins landing punches to the head and body. Cummins landing good punches from the top. Feijao wth two good up kicks. Elbow by Cummins. Mario Yamasaki called for the doctor to look at Cummins’ eyes. The doctor allowed it to continue. They are being put back in the same position. Another up kick and Feijao back up. Cummins with a knee. Takedown by Cummins and has his back with time running out. Cummins round 20-18.
Third round: Takedown by Cummins. Cummins pounded on him with elbows until the Mario Yamasaki stopped it. Feijao was hurt badly because he’s still on the ground.
WELTERWEIGHTS: DEMIAN MAIA VS. NEIL MAGNY
First round: Maia went for the takedown. He’s now on top. Maia has full mount. Maia landing punches. Maia pounding on him. Maia working for an armbar but time ran out on him. 10-9 Maia.
Second round: Maia took him right back down. Maia in side control. Magny went for a triangle but got nowhere. Maia is back in mount. Maia working for a choke and got it. Total one-sided fight. The crowd went crazy for his win.
MAIN CARD (PPV-10 PM ET/7 PM PT)
WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHTS: CLAUDIA GADELHA VS. JESSICA AGUILAR
First round: Knee by Gadelha. Galdelha landing punches. Nice left by Gadelha. Gadelha hurting her now. Aguilar landed a punch. Punch and knee by Gadelha. Left by Gadelha. Gadelha keeps landing. Aguilar bleeding from the nose and cheek. Nice takedown by Gadelha. She’s got her back. 10-9 Gadelha.
Second round: Left by Gadelha hurt her again. Hard right by Gadelha. Another taekdown by Gedelha into side control. Knee to the body by Gadelha. Big right by Gadelha. Uppercut by Gadelha. Another takedown by Gadelha. 20-18 Gadelha.
Third round: Aguilar landing some low kicks. Gadelha landing big punches. Aguilar working for a takedown. Gadelha blocked it. Aguilar bleeding badly from the nose. Aguilar landing low kicks. Gadelha landing punches. Aguilar landing more low kicks. Another takedown by Gadelha. Gadelha 30-27
Scores: All three have it 30-27 for Gadelha.
Gadelha made it very clear she wants Joanna next. She made the best usage of her interview time.
HEAVYWEIGHTS: ANTONIO SILVA VS. SOA PALELEI
First round: Palelei with some jabs. Silva with an uppercut. Silva with a knee. Silva is working for a takedown. Palelei took him down with a hiptoss. Palelei landing punches. Palelei looks exhuasted though. 10-9.
Second round: Silva landing an uppercut and a knee. Anther knee by Silva, Bit knee. Silva landing hard punches and Palelei went down and John McCarthy stopped it. :41
HEAVYWEIGHTS: STEFAN STRUVE VS. ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA
First round: Nogueira landed a left. Nogueira tied him up. Nogueira working for a takedown. Struve hurt him with a right. Nogueira tied him up immediately. Struve landed punches and Nogueria again tied him up. Nogueira tried to take him down but Struve blocked it and walked away. Front kick by Struve. Low kick by Stuve. Nogueira landed some punches coming in. Knee by Struve and punches by Nogueira. Struve with some front kicks and a low kick. Struve hurt him with a right. Struve 10-9.
Second round: Nogueira landed punches moving in. Nogueira took him down and is working for a choke. Nogueira in full mount. Struve back up. Nogueira again tried a takedown but didn’t get it. Front kick by Strve. Struve hurt him with an uppercut. Struve with front kicks. Another front kick. Struve with a low kick and a knee. Struve 20-18.
Third round: Head kick by Struve. Nogueira trying for a takedown and got him down but Struve back up. Struve landing punches. Nogueira with a right. Low kick by Struve. Knee by Struve. Knee and front kick by Struve. Low kick by Struve. Struve nailed him with a head kick. Nice right by Nogueira and Struve back with a punch. Struve with some jabs. Left hook by Struve. Struve with punches and a low kick Struve landing lefts. Struve 30-27.
Scores: All three judges have it 30-27 for Struve. Struve hugged Nogueira after which got a big reaction.
Struve said he got sick in the dressing room and was throwing up and it cost him some in cardio.
TUF BRAZIL 4 BANTAMWEIGHT FINALS: REGINALDO VIEIRA VS. DILENO LOPES
First round: Lopes landing a ton of uppercuts. Vieira grabbed a guilloine. Lopes in side control Now Lopes has a guillotine. Vieira out with a knee and punches. Lopes dropped him and grabbed another guillotine. Vieira out of trouble. Vieira landing big punches. Body kick by Vieira. Big right by Vieira. Left by Lopes. 10-9 Vieira.
Second round: Lopes has swelling under his left eye. Vieira with a right. Right landed by Lopes. Left by Lopes. Body kick by Lopes. Another body kick by Lopes. Another body kick by Lopes, and another one. Lopes landing punches. Lopes bleeding under both eye. Lopes landing several punches. Lopes with a takedown. The ref ordered a standup. Lopes round so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Vieira with a hard low kick. Lopes in with punches. Takedown by Lopes. Lopes with another guillotine. Vieira punching the body. Vieira popped out. Vieira punching for the top. Vieira landing a lot of punches. Vieira landed a ton at the end to win the fight in the last minute. This was the best fight of the night. 29-28 Vieira.
Scores: 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 Vieira
TUF BRAZIL 4 LIGHTWEIGHT FINALS: GLAICO FRANCA VS. FERNANDO BRUNO
First round: Bruno landed some punches early. Bruno took him down. Franca up and took Bruno down. He pulled him back down. Franca has his back. Franca controlled most of the round and should take it 10-9.
Second round: Low kicks by Franca. Franca with a takedown. Bruno took him down. Bruno went for another takedown bu Franca scrambled and got his back and worked for a choke. Franca is working for a choke. Franca’s round 20-18.
Third round: Bruno landing punches ealry. Bruno took him down and got his back. Bruno now workign for a chke but Franca escaped and moved to the top. Bruno moving in with punches. Franca kneed him and Bruno said low blow and got a imem out but it looked legal on he replay. Franca got the takedown. Franca got the choke and Bruno tapped out.
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS: MAURICIO RUA VS. ANTONIO ROGERIO NOGUEIRA
First round: Body kick by Rua. Shogun landed some punches. Both trading and a body kick by Rua. Hard body kick by Shogun. Nogueira hurt him with punches. Nogueira has him in bad shape. Rua is holding on. Knee by Nogueira. Shogun hit him. Nogueira working for a guillotine. Nogueira with punches. Shogun fired back. Shogun survived the round. Great round Nogueria 10-9, really could be 10-8.
Second round: Rua took him right down. Nogueira got up. Body kick by Rua. Nogueira with a low kick. Rua’s round 19-19 after two.
Third round: Rua with body kicks. Nogueira landing punches. Nice left by Nogueira and Shogun back with a right. Body kick by Shogun. Rua landing a punch back. Both trading punches and a body kicks and a body kick by Rua. Shogun with a right and a body kick. Shogun working for a takedown. He took him down but Nogueria has a gullotine. Rua popped out. Rua with a few punches at the end. Nogueira’s round 29-27.
Scores: All three have it 29-28 for Rua. Crowd booed the decision a lot and booed Rua when he did he interview after.
UFC WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: RONDA ROUSEY(C) VS. BETHE CORREIA
First round: Ronda got a lot of cheers and a lot of boos. More boos. Great staredown. Rousey landed punches. Rousey shoved her down and Correia got up. Rousey knocked her out cold, a left a knee and a righ to the temple knocked her out. :34