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Preview for UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

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Preview for UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia



UFC 190 takes place Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The prelims kick off on UFC Fight Pass with two bouts then they move over to Fox Sports 1 with four bouts. The fights begin at 6:00 pm EST.

Opening the UFC Fight Pass prelims is Guido Cannetti (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Hugo Viana (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a bantamweight bout. Canetti is 4-1 in his last five bouts but lost his last bout, which was his UFC debut against Enrique Briones at UFC 180 by second-round rear-naked choke. Viana is 3-2 in his last five bouts and is 1-1 in his last two.

Clint Hester (11-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) vs. Vitor Miranda (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a middleweight bout finishes off the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card. Miranda is coming into this fight with a first-round TKO victory over Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 58. Hester was on a roll prior to his last fight as he was on a seven-fight winning streak before meeting Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 55 by second-round TKO.

Iuri Alcantara (31-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) vs. Leandro Issa (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) opens the Fox Sports 1 preliminary bouts in what could be a good fight. Alcantara is 3-2 in his last five bouts and is coming into this fight with a loss in his last bout to Frankie Saenz by unanimous decision. Issa is currently on a two-fight winning streak, both coming by submission.

Warlley Alves (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Nordine Taleb (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is next in a welterweight bout. Alves is making his third UFC appearance in this fight and is fresh off a win over Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 56. Taleb is currently on a three-fight winning streak and all of those bouts have come by decision.

Rafael Cavalcante (12-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Patrick Cummins (7-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is next in a light heavyweight bout. Cavalcante is 1-2 in his last three bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Ryan Bader at UFC 174. Cummins was on a three-fight winning streak prior to his last bout, which resulted in him being knocked out by Ovince St. Preux at UFC on Fox 15 in the first-round.

Neil Magny (15-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) vs. Demian Maia (20-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) closes the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 in what should be an interesting fight. Maia is currently on a two-fight winning streak and won them both by unanimous decision. Magny is on a fiery hot streak. He has won his last seven fights, he’s coming off a second-round TKO victory over Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 66.

Strawweight Bout: Jessica Aguilar (19-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Claudia Gadelha (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Jessica Aguilar (19-4) is currently on a ten fight winning streak. In her last five bouts, she’s won four of them by decision and is making her UFC debut at UFC 190. She beat Patricia Vidonic at Bellator 94 by split decision, she left that promotion to beat Megumi Fuji in October of 2013 in Japan by majority decision. She joined WSOF in 2014. She beat Alida Gray wat WSOF 8 where she won by first-round arm-triangle choke. She then beat Emi Fujino at WSOF 10 by unanimous decision and then beat Kalindra Faria at WSOF 15 the same way.

Claudia Gadelha (12-1) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In her last five bouts, she’s 4-1. She beat Adrian Vieira at Shooto Brazil 34 by first-round TKO then beat Herica Tiburcio at Max Sports 13.2 by unanimous decision. She fought at Invicta FC 6 where she beat Ayaka Hamasaki by third-round TKO and then joined the UFC. In her debut, she beat Tina Lahdemaki at UFC Fight Night 45 by unanimous decision but then lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on Fox 13 by split decision.

Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Silva (18-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) vs. Soa Palelei (22-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC)

Soa Palelei (22-4) is currently on a one-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 4-1. He tripped off three straight wins over Nikita Krylov at UFC 164 by third-round TKO, then first-round knockouts of Pat Barry at UFC Fight Night 33 and then Ruan Potts at UFC Fight Night 40. He lost to Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 43 by unanimous decision. He rebounded with a win over Walt Harris by second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 55.

Antonio Silva (18-7-1) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 1-3-1. He beat Alistair Overeem at UFC 156 by third-round knockout, but then started losing. He lost to Cain Velasquez at UFC 160 by first-round knockout, he went all five rounds in a main event bout with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33, but was a ruled a majority draw. He was knocked out by Andre Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 51 and then to Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night 61. Both fights coming in the first-round.

Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1 MMA, 5-5 UFC) vs. Stefan Struve (25-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1-1) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 2-3. He beat Brendan Schaub at UFC 134 by first-round knockout then lost to Frank Mir at UFC 140 by first-round submission. He rebounded with a second-round armbar win over Dave Herman, but has lost back-to-back fights. He lost to Fabricio Werdum in June of 2013 by second-round armbar and then was knocked out in the first-round against Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 39.

Stefan Struve (25-7) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 3-2. He beat Dave Herman in February of 2012 by second round TKO,Lavar Johnson at UFC 146 by first-round armbar and then knocked out Stipe Miocic in September of 2012 by second-round TKO. He lost to Mark Hunt in March of 2013 by third-round TKO and then lost to Alistair Overeem in December of 2014 by first-round knockout.

Bantamweight Bout: Dileno Lopes (18-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Dileno Lopes (18-1) is currently on a five-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s finished four of them. He beat Rodrigo Praia in October of 2013 by first-round choke, Rafael Nunes in May of 2014 by first-round TKO and then finished Antonio Evandro Silva De Almeida in June of 2014 by first-round KO. He beat Marcio Almeida in July of 2014 by unanimous decision and then Faci Rico Vieques Sarraff in October of 2014 by first-round KO.

Reginaldo Vieira (12-3) is currently on a two-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 4-1. He beat Ronaldo Gauss in September of 2012 by first-round armbar and then Luciano Aparecido Lopes in December of 2012 by first-round choke. He lost to Mario Israel in August of 2013 by second-round knockout. He rebounded with two straight wins over Lincoln De Sa Olivera in May of 2014 by first-round choke and then Ricardo Sattelmayer in September of 2014 the same way.

Lightweight Bout: Fernando Bruno (15-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Glaico Franca (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Fernando Bruno (15-2) is currently on a four-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 4-1. He lost Marcos Rodrigues Dos Santos in July of 2013 by split decision, but then ripped off a four-fight winning streak to make it to the UFC. He beat Vitor Nunes in February of 2014 by unanimous decision and then Enrique Barzola the same night and the same way. Finally, he beat Jorge Luis Pacheco in the same night by first-round RNC and then beat Julio Cesar De Almeida in August of 2014 by split decision.

Glaico Franca (12-3) is currently on a two-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 4-1. He beat Igor Soares in December of 2013 by unanimous decision and then Robson Eduardo Maciel in March of 2014 by first-round submission. He lost to Daniel Reis in Match of 2014 by unanimous decision, but rebounded with a two-fight winning streak. He beat Piero Severo in May of 2014 by first-round choke and then beat Wellington Soares in August of 2014 by first-round knockout.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Mauricio Rua (22-10 MMA, 6-8 UFC) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 3-2. He lost to Ryan Bader at UFC 119 and then to Phil Davis at UFC Fight Night 34, both by unanimous decision. He then ripped off a two-fight winning streak with wins over Tito Ortiz at UFC 140 by first-round TKO and then Rashad Evans at UFC 156 by unanimous decision. He then lost to Anthony Johnson at UFC on Fox 12 by first-round knockout.

Mauricio Rua (22-10) is currently on a two-fight losing streak. In his last five bouts, he’s 1-4. He lost back-to-back fights to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox 5 by unanimous decision and then to Chael Sonnen at UFC Fight Night 26 by first-round guillotine choke. He beat James Te Huna at first-round knockout at UFC Fight Night 33, but then lost another back-to-back bouts. He lost to Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 28 by third-round TKO and then to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 56 by first-round knockout.

Women’s Bantamweight Championship Bout: Champ Ronda Rousey (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) vs. Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC)

Ronda Rousey is undefeated with a perfect 11-0 pro MMA record. In her last five bouts, she’s finished three off them by armbar and two of them by knockout. She beat Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 by first-round armbar, then she submitted Miesha Tate at UFC 168 by third-round armbar and then knocked out Sara McMann at UFC 170 by first-round KO. She knocked out Alexis Davis at UFC 185 in just 16 seconds then finished Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in just 14 seconds by armbar.

Bethe Correia is undefeated with a perfect 9-0 pro MMA record. In her last five bouts, she’s finished four of them by decision. She beat Juliette De Souza Silva in June of 2013 and Eric Paes in June of 2013, both by unanimous decision. She beat Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33 by split decision, which was her UFC debut. She beat Jessamyn Duke at UFC 172 by unanimous decision and then knocked out Shayna Baszler at UFC 177 by second-round TKO.






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