UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia Review
UFC WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
RONDA ROUSEY 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
It was the first clean knockout win by punches for Rousey, who has defended her belt in a total of 65 seconds in her last three fights combined. Primarily known as a judo and submission specialist, Rousey showed that she has developed other parts of her fighting game that should have future opponents quite worried, indeed.
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. Bad decision in my opinion.
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.
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