UFC 190 is headlined by Ronda Rousey and for good reason. Rousey is coming off of another victory in under twenty seconds, her most recent by way submission over Cat Zigano in fourteen seconds, and the one before that was her fourteen second dominating KO over Alexis Davis.

Rousey is the greatest female fighter ever and her undefeated record and dominating performances inside the cage highlight that. She is a world-class grappler and her armbar could be the best in the UFC.

She will be taking on Bethe Correia, who is also undefeated, standing at 9-0. Correia is known for her striking and after her TKO victory over Shayna Baszler; Correia was awarded the title fight against Rousey.

Many feel this is Rousey’s hardest opponent to date, but here are Rousey’s keys to victory on Saturday night.

 

Close The Distance:

In Correia’s last fight against Baszler, her opponent closed the distance and was smothering Correia. By doing so, Correia was unable to get her striking going in the first round and lost the round. Rousey needs to close the distance on Saturday night and not allow Correia to feel comfortable throwing her strikes. If she can take away Correia’s best attribute, she will be one step closer to remaining the champion.

Take The Fight To The Ground:

After she closes the distance, Rousey needs to take the fight to the ground. Correia’s ground game is no match whatsoever to Rousey’s ground game. Rousey needs to take the fight to the ground and control Correia. If she can do that she will be more likely to walk away victorious on Saturday.

Armbar:

I mean come on, it is Rousey, and the armbar has got to be a key to victory. After Rousey closes the distance and then takes the fight to the ground, it is pretty simple what she needs to do next; she needs to go for the armbar. Correia almost got caught in an armbar against Baszler, but there is one big difference, Rousey has the best armbar in the division. If Rousey gets ahold of Correia’s arm, Rousey will once again defend her belt.

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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.