UNDEFEATED CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY MEETS RISING BRAZILIAN CONTENDER BETHE CORREIA IN ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CLASHES OF THE YEAR
BRAZILIAN LEGENDS (#8) â€œSHOGUNâ€ RUA, (#12) ROGERIO NOGUEIRA AND RODRIGO â€œMINOTAUROâ€ NOGUEIRA
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Rio de JaneiroÂ â€“ Named the most dominant athlete on the planet, undefeated UFCÂ® womenâ€™s bantamweight champion and former U.S. Olympic medalistRonda Rousey goes head-to-head with surging contender No. 7 Bethe Correia on Saturday, August 1 when the OctagonÂ® returns to the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Fresh off of a 14 second highlight reel finish over top contender Cat Zingano at UFCÂ® 184 in February, Rousey (11-0, fighting out of Venice, Calif.) looks to cement her legacy as one of the most revered champions in mixed martial arts, as she goes for a sixth straight title defense against rival Correia on the challengerâ€™s home turf in Brazil.
Bad blood ensued after Correia (9-0, fighting out of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil) defeated two members of â€˜The Four Horsewomenâ€™, Rouseyâ€™s closest friends and training partners, as part of her campaign for the UFC womenâ€™s bantamweight title. â€œThe Pitbullâ€ intends to shock the world and cross another name off her list by dethroning the champion and bringing another world title back to Brazil.
After their legendary PRIDE bout in 2005, The Ultimate FighterÂ® Brazil coaches â€œShogunâ€ Rua (22-10, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) and Rogerio Nogueira (21-6, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) co-headline UFCÂ® 190 in a rematch over a decade in the making.
Plus, fan favorite Rodrigo â€œMinotauroâ€ Nogueira (34-9, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), a 4th-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, returns in front of a hometown crowd to face 14th-ranked Stefan â€œSkyscraperâ€ Struve (29-7, fighting out of Beverwijk, Netherlands) in a pivotal heavyweight showdown.
Additional bouts include:
- Rafael â€œFeijaoâ€ Cavalcante (12-5-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) collides with former two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestlerPatrick Cummins (7-2, fighting out of Dana Point, Calif.) in a light heavyweight battle.
- Brazilian-born Antonio â€œBigfootâ€ Silva (18-7-1, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) welcomes heavy-hitting Soa Palelei (22-4, fighting out of Perth, Australia), who has 19 knockout victories to his credit.
- Sixth-ranked welterweight Demian Maia (20-6, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) hopes to make it three victories in a row when he meets12th-rankedNeil Magny (15-4, fighting out of Denver, Colo.), a winner of seven straight.
- Plus, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 3 winner Warlley Alves (9-0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) puts his spotless record on the line againstThe Ultimate Fighter: Nations alumnus Nordine Taleb (11-2, fighting out of Montreal, Canada) in a 170-pound bout.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.Â All bouts live and subject to change.
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