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Rousey faces Correia at August’s UFC 190

Nissi Icasiano
Rousey faces Correia at August’s UFC 190
Can Bethe Correia go the distance against Ronda Rousey?

MANILA, Philippines – Ronda Rousey will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight title for the sixth time against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 on August 1 (August 2 in Manila) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Universally recognized as the top mixed martial arts (MMA) female fighter in the world, Rousey (11-0) is coming off a 14-second submission of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 last February 28 (March 1 in Manila), notching her ninth win by armbar and tenth first-round finish.

On the other hand, Correia (9-0) has taken out two of Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” counterparts in Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler in her last two Octagon outings.

Seven of Correia’s 9 wins have gone the distance, and the 31-year-old Brazilian was last seen in action when she routed Baszler via second-round technical knockout in August 2014.

According to BestFightOdds.com, the opening line lists Rousey as the -1500 favorite, while Correia acts as the +700 underdog.

In layman’s terms, a bet of $1500 on Rousey would net an additional $100. On the opposite end, a $100-wager on Diaz would earn $700.

Aside from the Rousey-Correia pairing, the world’s premier MMA organization also announced a women’s bantamweight title eliminator at a yet-to-be-determined event in June.

Miesha Tate (16-5) is set to take on Jessica Eye (11-2, 1 NC), with the winner earning the right to challenge the victor of the championship clash between Rousey and Correia. – Rappler.com

 

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