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Ronda Rousey versus Bethe Correia title bout to headline UFC 190 in Brazil

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According to a report from Tatame, undefeated Brazilian women’s bantamweight Bethe Correia (9-0) has won the Ronda Rousey (11-0) sweepstakes.

While it has yet to be officially reported by UFC officials, the article confirms that the promotion will hold a pay-per-view inside of the HSBC Arena on August 1st. The main event of the evening would see Ronda Rousey defending her title in hostile territory, competing in mixed martial arts for the first time outside of North America in her career.

Rousey has taken out every ranked fighter (#2-#5) ahead of Correia with the exception of Jessica Eye (11-2) who was also in the mix to be Rousey’s next opponent. After taking out her last two opponents (Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano) in a combined 30-seconds with little smack talk ahead of either contest, expect things to get heated between Rousey and Correia over the next few months leading up to this one.

In her last two fights, Correia was able to defeat two of Rousey’s “Four Horsewoman” stablemates in Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke with her sights set on Rousey as the final target the whole time. Correia, who has even gone as far as to call her self the “Horsewoman Killer,” asked the UFC brass to allow her to enter the cage after Rousey’s main event bout against Cat Zingano last month in Vegas to confront the champion. The UFC not allowing this in-ring post-fight staredown to take place would lead many to believe that the bout with Eye was indeed next for the current champ.

A co-main event between current TUF Brazil coaches Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogeuira is expected to serve as the co-main event of UFC 190.

Expect to hear much more on this story as UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare takes place live from the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio this Saturday night.

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  1. Desert Rat

    March 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Shogun and Little Nog as a co-main event fight on PPV !?!
    Ronda’s fight will probably last less than 2 minutes, so a strong co-main is a must. Throw in a couple more fights of Brazilians I’ve never heard of and the UFC expects me to pay $60.00 to watch this. With all the fighters the UFC has under contract they should be able to come up with something better than this. A free Fight Night OK but a $60 PPV, no way.

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