After last month’s run of four events in one week (and five events in total), it feels strange having only three events to pull from in creating this month’s edition of The 10.That being said, the August calendar may not be as robust as July’s wide assortment of offerings, but there are several critical and compelling matchups that will hit the cage over the next month, so read on and get excited about the best of the 31 days ahead inside the Octagon.This is The 10.UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia (August 1 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)Demian Maia vs.
The official MMA record of Stefan Struve will always show his December 2014 bout against Alistair Overeem as a loss, but all defeats aren’t created equal.Yes, Overeem stopped Struve in the first round of their heavyweight bout and there was no controversy about the finish and no complaints from the 27-year-old, but to those watching, it was a victory for the “Skyscraper,” simply because he made it back to the Octagon after a harrowing 21-month absence that began with the discovery of a leaking bicuspid aortic valve in his heart.
April 18 was one of those nights when everything was seemingly going right for Patrick Cummins. His takedowns were working beautifully against Ovince Saint Preux and even though OSP was jumping up after being slammed to the mat, Cummins had no problem putting him back down there. It was the perfect night for four minutes and 45 seconds.Then he got impatient.“I knew it was all taking a toll on him and I was slowly chipping away at him,” Cummins said of his early success against the highly ranked light heavyweight contender. “But I definitely got too eager.
Each week, our ESPN.com panel tackles hot topics in the world of mixed martial arts.This week, UFC bantamweight Cat Zingano joins our expert panel.Zingano: I imagine if Correia is going to have a strategy, it's not rushing in and doing something crazy that will make history and get her finished in under 14 seconds. I feel like she's probably going to try to strike, and that can take up a little more time. The clock will be running. Who knows? If she plays defensively, it could go long. If she's offensive, it will be shorter.
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Bethe Correia had already given bantamweight champion ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey plenty of reasons to get herself in the best possible shape for their August 1 meeting at UFC 190.The Brazilian had sent two of the champion’s teammates, Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, packing to get into the title picture. Like Rousey, Correia is also unbeaten in professional MMA. ‘Pitbull’ has also been predicting her toppling of the Rousey since very early on in her UFC tenure, a fighter that many people consider the most dominant female in professional sports.
If you are a woman and you don't know who Ronda Rousey is – you should. Rousey is a total trailblazer – in the true sense of the word. She has made 'cage-fighting' possible for women and appealing. But the American is not just some tough 'broad' who fights. She has an Olympic judo medal, looks beautiful in a dress, but can kick off her heels and train on the mats of martial arts gyms with the very best men in the world. And she has. She's smart, tough, and a supreme mixed martial artist. Proper kick-ass.
UFC 190, which is headlined by the UFC Women's Bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia and the light heavyweight title fight between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Rogerio Nogueira, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event's first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia
Press day - ready to handle business #UFC190 #Aug1st #andSTILL pic.twitter.com/tZsvQFIcUf
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 30, 2015
Rousey. Correia. #UFC190. Saturday at 10/7pm ETPT live on Pay-Per-View RT If you'll be watching https://t.co/Cpq7a1G5wt
— UFC (@ufc) July 28, 2015
Intense... Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia are ready for UFC 190. pic.twitter.com/RMEGqGMrtQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 30, 2015
If you want to discuss dedication in the sport of mixed martial arts, you can start with bantamweight Leandro Issa and his journey to UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro. For six years, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt has spent the majority of his time in Singapore, far away from his home in Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. How far?
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Skip ahead to Main Card UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Saturday, August 1st FIGHT PASS Prelims 7:00PM EST / 4:00PM PST / 11:00PM GMT Online Airings FIGHT PASS on UFC.tv: Available Worldwide Excluded Countries: Brazil and Latin America Cable/Satellite Airings Central/South America
If you already didn’t know, Ronda Rousey is the most feared woman on the planet — and rightfully so. She doesn’t lose, and that’s a literal statement, since he’s 11-0 in her career.The California native began fighting in Strikeforce and eventually became the first woman to participate in a UFC bout in 2013. Rousey has paved the way for women’s competitive fighting, and her impact has been revolutionary.
Ronda Rousey spends some of her time posing for magazine covers, filming television ads and movies, sitting for interviews, winning awards and generally continuing a rapid ascent to sports superstardom.And, oh yes, since the start of last year, she has also stepped into the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon to defend her women’s bantamweight title three times. For a total of 1 minute 36 seconds.Only a few years after Dana White, the organization’s president, said women would never fight in the U.F.C., Rousey is the biggest mixed martial arts star of either sex.
4Current ranking of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on the UFC pound-for-pound list5Consecutive UFC title defenses by Rousey, tied with UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Tito Ortiz for 6th most consecutive UFC title defenses in UFC history14Seconds it took for the “Rowdy” one to secure an armbar finish of Cat Zingano at UFC 184, fastest finish in UFC title fight history16Seconds it took for Rousey to score a KO/TKO finish of Alexis Davis at UFC 175, tied with Frank Shamrock at UFC 15.5 for 3rd fastest finish in UFC title fight history3:29Average fight time