UFC 190 undercard’s stole the show, but the Main Event is what took the headlines. Many believed Bethe Correia was going to be Rousey’s hardest test to date especially in hostile territory, but it was far from it.
Rousey came out swinging and looked like she was determined to end this fight with a knockout. She was on the attack, but at times she missed wildly and often looked unbalanced, although she wasn’t bothered by Correia’s counters. I got the sense that Correia was worried about being taken to the ground and wasn’t as aggressive as many thought she would be.
Guarding a take down from Rousey could definitely throw you off your game, because once she has you on the floor, it’s only a matter of time. Both women traded some shots, and then began wrestling until eventually, Correia lost her balance and went down to the mat. Rousey pounced on her landing several punches, including a knee shot to Correia’s abdomen. She continued to land shots until a right cross finally ended the bout. In 36 seconds, Rousey had won the fight by Knockout.
She improved to 12-0 and is currently UFC’s most popular, most hated and most marketable fighter. Her level of dominance is extraordinary and it doesn’t seem like she is slowing down. Her next bout might pit her against Miesha Tate for the 3rd time.
Tate has lost both previous fights to Rousey by submission but has been her toughest opponent to date. We can only dream of a Super Fight between Rousey and Cris Cyborg, who is also undefeated, but that seems to be just a dream for MMA fans. Until then, it doesn’t seem like there is anybody that will break her winning streak.