UFC 190 is a fight card that many have been waiting for. The women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, is back in action after her no punch fourteen-second armbar victory over Cat Zingano.

Rousey headlines a card that is stacked from top to bottom. Fans will be watching to see if Rousey can win another fight in under twenty seconds, as her last two victories have been that way.

With a card this stacked, here is a guide to what you should watch for.

Ronda Rousey:

This is the most obvious “what to watch for,” but it is one that actually has some interesting aspects to think about. Ronda Rousey won her last two fights in a combined thirty seconds. It has seemed that no one really can hold their own in the cage with her. Miesha Tate was the closest, but lets be real, Rousey won by arm bar so she really was not close. A very interesting aspect of this fight to think about is that if Rousey can defeat Bethe Correia, who is being talked up like she will be the one to dethrone Rousey, who is there that can really knock her off then? Miesha Tate won a fight that many say should give her another run at Rousey, but many expect the third time of the two fighting to go the same as the first two. If Rousey can defeat Correia in the fashion she has beat everyone else, we may never see anyone in a long time knock Rousey off the top.

Top Light Heavyweight And Heavyweight Action:

Other than the women’s bantamweight title fight, there are a ton of amazing fights on this card; especially in the light heavyweight and the heavyweight division. There are two light heavyweight fights and two heavyweight fights and all four of the fights feature a fighter at least in the top fifteen of the division. Here are the fights that will be worth the watch.

Light heavyweight:

  • #8 Mauricio Rua vs. #11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • #10 Rafael Cavalcante vs. #14 Patrick Cummins

Heavyweight:

  • #15 Stefan Struve vs. Minotauro Nogueira
  • #12 Antonio Silva vs. Soa Palelei

A Top Welterweight Fight:

#6 Demian Maia vs. #12 Neil Magny

Maia is one of the greatest submission artists in the UFC and is on a two-fight win streak after a five round unanimous decision victory over Ryan LaFlare. Magny is on a seven-fight win streak and is looking to show the UFC that he is legitimate contender in the welterweight division. Whoever wins this fight is surely going to get a top five opponent next so this fight is definitely something to watch at UFC 190.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.