On Saturday, August 1, UFC touched down in Rio de Janeiro to bring fight fans the highly anticipated UFC 190 live from the HSBC Arena Arena.

In the night’s headlining act reigning women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey put her title and perfect record on the line against hometown favorite and fellow undefeated fighter Bethe Correia.

Also appearing on the card was the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 lightweight tournament between Fernando Bruno and Glaico Franca as well as the bantamweight finale between Dileno Lopes and Reginaldo Vieira.

All this plus a light heavyweight rematch between Pride FC legends Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua , a pair of heavyweight contests between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve and Soa Palelei vs. Antonio Silva as well as a women’s strawweight fight between former WSOF champion Jessica Aguilar and Claudia Gadelha.

MAIN CARD SUMMARY

Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia – for UFC women’s bantamweight title

Well that didn’t take long. Rousey came out mad and motivated and she dominated Correira. Rousey showed the world the power and precision that she possesses in her hands. Correia was utterly dominated by Rousey. Once again Rousey defends her title in under a minute.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua

Round one got off to a bit of a slow start with both fighters feeling each other out looking. Nogueira was having a hard time finding his distance while Rua was settling in nicely with his kicks. Then Nogueira clipped Rua and hurt him. Nogueira went in for the kill but Rua did enough to survive and wobble Nogueira in return.

Round two started with Rua looking to bring the fight to the ground securing top position. After some ground and pound and position battling Nogueira was able to get back to his feet. From there Rua looked to establish his kicks again while Nogueira looked to land another crisp, fight changing shot. The round came to an end with both men looking worn.

Rua and Nogueira came out in round three looking to go toe to toe. After some solid exchanges it looked like Nogueira was getting into a rhythm on the feet again but Rua continued to do just enough to keep him off balance. Rua pushed for a takedown late and almost got caught in a guillotine for his trouble. In the end Rua was able to edge out Nogueira on the judges’ scorecards.

Fernando Bruno vs. Glaico Franca – ‘TUF: Brazil 4′ lightweight tournament finale

In a grueling grappling affair Bruno and Franca went back and forth for three rounds pressing for position. Even though Bruno was the more accomplished grappler coming in Franca got the better of the grappling exchanges. Late in the third round an exhausted Franca took the back of Bruno for a third time; this time he was able to sink in a reach naked and force the tap,

Dileno Lopes vs. Reginaldo Vieira – ‘TUF: Brazil 4′ bantamweight tournament finale

In a tremendous, high octane, back and forth bout that saw numerous guillotine choke attempts by both fighters Vieira was able to out work Lopes en route to a unanimous decision victory. It was a hard fought bout by both men but Vieira was able to land the cleaner shots and did a better job controlling the Octagon.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve

Right out of the gate in the first round Nogueira looked to close the distance and press Struve against the cage. A lot of clinch work between the two but as soon as they separated Struve landed a clean shot that wobbled Nogueira. Struve didn’t do a good job of using his height and length but he did open up with some solid leg kicks. Nogueira landed some shots but he did not get the better of the exchanges.

Round two started with Nogueira looking to close the distance again but this time Struve did a much better job of keeping the fight at distance. From the outside Struve began to land some good shots. But Nogueira was able to get the fight to the ground and even took Struve’s back . But Struve was able to get right back up and proceed to continue landing the cleaner strikes on the feet.

Nogueira came out in the third round looking to close the distance again but the leg kicks and body shots of Struve had noticeably slowed the legend. Nogueira showed a lot of heart and toughness but Struve was simply too much for Nogueira. Struve continued to land  clean and consistent shots en route to a unanimous decision.

Soa Palelei vs. Antonio Silva

Round one got off to an unexpected start as Palelei immediately closed the distance looking for the takedown. A lot of gritty clinch work between Palelei and Silva throughout the first round. Eventually Palelei got the takedown late in round one and landed some brutal ground and pound.

Coming out in round two Silva clipped Palelei with a hard shot. Palelei was in trouble and Silva went in for the kill; landing brutal uppercuts and powerful knees. Palelei hit the mat and it was all over.

Jessica Aguilar vs. Claudia Gadelha

Round one got off to a fast start with both fighter taking the center of the Octagon early. Aguilar had difficulty finding her range and timing while Gadelha was able to find a home for a lot of big shots. The round came to an end with a big Gadelha takedown. Once on the ground Gadelha immediately took her back and rode out the round.

Round two started off with Aguilar getting tagged and wobbled with a big shot. Gadelha has smashed Aguilar’s nose. Aguilar was landing some good leg kicks but was also eating a lot of straight shots in the process. Gadelha was getting the better of the exchanges and again landed a big takedown to close out the round.

Aguilar came out and took the center of the Octagon early in round three but Gadelha again got the better of the exchanges. Aguilar’s leg kick did some damage and slowed Gadelha but the Brazilian continued to land cleaner, crisper shots. Before it was all said and done Gadelha landed another solid takedown at the end of the round to secure her unanimous decision victory.

FULL RESULTS

MAIN CARD

Ronda Rousey def. Bethe Correia by KO (punches), Round 1, 0:34 to retain the UFC women’s bantamweight title
Mauricio Rua def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Glaico Franca def. Fernando Bruno by Submission (rear naked choke), Round 3, 4:46 to become ‘TUF: Brazil 4′ lightweight tournament winner
Dileno Lopes vs. Reginaldo Vieira def. Dileno Lopes by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) to become ‘TUF: Brazil 4′ bantamweight tournament winner
Stefan Struve def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Antonio Silva def. Soa Palelei by TKO (punches), Round 2, 0:41
Claudia Gadelha def. Jessica Aguilar by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Demian Maia def. Neil Magny by Submission (rear naked choke), Round 2, 2:52
Patrick Cummins def. Rafael Cavalcante by TKO (elbows), Round 3, 0:45
Warlley Alves def. Nordine Taleb by Submission (guillotine), Round 2, 4:11
Iuri Alcantara def. Leandro Issa by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Vitor Miranda def. Clint Hester by TKO (punches), Round 2, 2:38
Guido Cannetti def. Hugo Viana by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)