(8/1/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (26 Total):
1. Demian Maia - 95.0
2. Ronda Rousey - 93.9
3. Patrick Cummins - 93.7
4. Vitor Miranda - 93.5
5. Claudia Gadelha - 92.7
6. Glaico Franca - 92.1
7. Mauricio Rua - 92.1
8. Iuri Alcantara - 92.0
9. Warlley Alves - 91.9
10. Reginaldo Vieira - 91.9
UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Elevation: 1,675'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia
92.7
Fighters & Matches 90.3
Top 10 Fighters 92.9
TOTAL 91.6
88.5
Decision
15:00
     The first round of this fight was pretty close, with both guys looking for leg locks on the ground, a few nice scrambles, and from the clinch, Cannetti beat up Viana's body with knees, and he also landed some pretty interesting kicks while standing. Good round for Cannetti. The second round was fun, with Cannetti rocking Viana early with a kick to the head, and some punches, but he took Viana down, allowing him to recover. From there, Viana started to control Cannetti with his grappling, and finished the round beating up Cannetti with some ground & pound. I have the fight scored as even going into the third round. The third round was pretty much a grind fest, with a lot of clinching, and takedown attempts that didn't really go anywhere. I ended up giving that third round to Cannetti for finishing the round on top, securing a couple of takedowns, and landing a few hard punches & knees. Really close fight overall, and it probably could have gone either way, but I scored it 29-28 for Guido Cannetti, giving only the second round to Viana. All 3 judges scored the fight 29-28 for Cannetti, which shocks me, since Viana was the hometown fighter from Brazil, as Cannetti is from Argentina.
90.7
TKO
(Elbows)
7:38
      Hester tried with all of his might to take this fight to the ground, and he did a good job for a couple of minutes, even slamming Miranda to the ground, BUT... Somehow Hester got rocked, and the last half of the round had Miranda on top, beating the shit out of Hester, cutting him with elbows, and smashing his face in with brutal punches. Really nice round for Miranda. The second round was the exact same thing, with Hester showing some decent wrestling to start the round, but MIranda eventually got pissed, and threw Hester down from the clinch, and BEAT THE LIVING SHIT out of him with brutal ground & pound, finishing the fight via referee stoppage. That was an awesome second round finish for Vitor MIranda!
90.1
Decision
15:00
      The first round of this fight was pretty wild, with Alcantara attacking violently while standing, but Issa was able to take him to the ground, where Alcantara went for an inverted triangle choke, as well as an armbar, but Issa proved to be the superior grappler for most of the round, ending up on top, where he was beating the shit out of Alcantara with ground & pound at the end of the round. The second round was more of the same, with Alcantara showing some good standup, until Issa shot in for a takedown, Alcantara defended with that same inverted triangle thing, and they ended up clinching, with Issa pressing him against the fence. The referee broke them up, and Alcantara rocked the shit out of Issa with some big shots, knocking him to the ground, where Alcantara unloaded a little bit of ground & pound. Alcantara spent most of the third round stalking Issa, picking him apart with strikes, as Issa shot in for sloppy takedowns, failing pretty miserably with most of them. Alcantara even turned one of the takedown attempts into a decent Kimura attempt. He gave that up, and brutally started beating Issa with punches on the ground, bloodying up the face of Issa. They stood back up, Alcantara landed a brutal flying knee, and continued to beat the shit out of the rocked Issa, until the end of the fight. Easy fight to score, 29-28 for Alcantara. All 3 judges agreed, one even giving Alcantara the fight, 29-27.
89.7
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
9:11
      Alves got the takedown early, ending up in Taleb's half guard for a good portion of the first round. He landed a few decent punches on the ground, but nothing significant before Taleb was able to get back to his feet. Alves rocked Taleb with a massive right hand, but Taleb regained his composure fairly quickly. Taleb was able to clinch with him for the rest of the round, stalling his way to safety. They started the second round by trading some really hard kicks to the body. Alves eventually secured another takedown, once again ending up in Taleb's half guard. Alves spent most of the second round controlling Taleb, they stood back up, Taleb shot in for a sloppy takedown, went face first into a guillotine choke, and was forced to submit near the end of the second round. Really nice performance by Warlley Alves.
91.9
TKO
(Elbows)
10:45
      The first round of this fight was grueling, with Cummins grabbing Cavalcante's back, which he used to slam Cavalcante probably 10 times or so. Cavalcante kept bouncing back to his feet, but Cummins continued to slam him, put his weight on him, and beat him up on the ground. Somehow Cavalcante did some pretty serious damage to both of the eyes of Cummins though. Early in the second round, the face of Cummins was bleeding all over the place, from both eyes, and his nose, I still have no idea where all that damage was coming from. Cavalcante landed a few decent punches, but damn man, that was some serious damage. Cummins shot for a solid takedown about halfway through the round, where Cummins was able to beat up Cavalcante a little bit. By the end of the round, the face of Cummins was destroyed, but he was absolutely slaughtering Cavalcante with his ground & pound. Cummins was killing him, but he kept leaving himself open for upkicks, which was pissing me off. Cavalcante was CLEARLY exhausted by the end of the second round. Cummins secured a takedown to start the third round, and he BRUTALLY beat the shit out of Cavalcante with HUGE elbows, and I think he even had him knocked out, but it took the referee a little while to stop the fight. AWESOME stoppage by Pat Cummins.
92.4
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
7:52
      Maia took Magny to the ground immediately, absolutely dominated Magny on the ground with his high level Jiu-Jitsu skills, beat the shit out of him with solid ground & pound, and the first round ended with Maia in full mount, smashing the shit out of Magny's face with hard elbows, forcing Magny to open up his defense, where Maia was nearly able to finish him with an armbar from the mount. Maia immediately secured a takedown in the second round, going straight into full mount, eventually working his way around to Magny's back, where Maia was able to finish him off with a rear-naked choke. Absolutely OUTSTANDING performance by Demian Maia, ending the 7-Fight winning streak that Magny was ripping through the division with.
92.1
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty fucking crazy. Aguilar came out like a ball of fire, moving a lot, but not really landing much. Gadelha wasn't moving as much, but she was landing some BRUTAL punches, and knees, and busted up the nose of Aguilar. Gadelha finished the round by taking Aguilar to the ground with a huge slam, followed by a rear-naked choke attempt. Gadelha started the second round with some more brutal strikes, followed by another hulk slam, but Aguilar got back to her feet before Gadelha could do anything on the ground. Gadelha continued to bust up Aguilar's face with her awesome striking skills, and she also secured a couple more explosive takedowns. The fight was clearly in Gadelha's favor going into the third round, but she was starting to slow down at the end of the second round. Aguilar probably won the third round by landing some brutal leg kicks, causing Gadelha to almost completely stop with her offense, but Gadelha secured a big takedown at the end of the fight, maybe stealing the round? She didn't do anything with it though. Either way, this was a clear 29-28 decision for Gadelha. All 3 judges gave Gadelha the fight, 30-27, giving absolutely no credit for Aguilar's leg kicks. Still, really good fight, and a huge win for Claudia Gadelha.
88.9
TKO
(Punches)
5:41
      This fight pretty much sucked. The first round was slow and boring, with Palelei getting off some decent ground & pound at the end of the round, but he waited until there were about 30 seconds left before he even TRIED to do anything. Palelei had no interest in fighting once the second round started, so Silva beat him up with super slow punches against the cage, until Palelei just fell down and basically quit. Really bad fight, and neither of these guys belong in the UFC at this point.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      Nogueira was clinching like crazy in the first round of this fight, just praying that he would be safe. Struve rocked him with two big right hands (rocked him two separate times), but Nogueira immediately went in for the clinch each time to recover. Nogueira rocked Struve a few times with some dirty boxing, and Struve rocked Nogueira near the end of the round again. Struve was also landing some pretty hard leg kicks. The rest of the fight continued to be the same thing, with Nogueira fading as the fight went on, and Struve was looking stronger and stronger, as he eventually destroyed Nogueira in the third round with strikes. I ended up scoring this fight 30-27 for Struve, and I feel like there is really no way anyone could give this fight to Nogueira. All 3 judges agreed, giving Struve the unanimous decision victory.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      These guys both guillotined the shit out of each other, both locking on guillotine chokes at different points in the first round, and both trying their best to finish via submission, gassing out their arms a little bit in the process. They were also swinging for the fences, trying to take each other's heads off. I gave the first round to Vieira. The second round was basically a boxing match, and I was going to give it to Vieira, but Lopes knocked him down and beat him up a little bit in the final minute, so I had the fight scored evenly going into the third round. Lopes secured another tight guillotine in the third round, and I thought he was going to finish it, but Vieira ended up finishing the round with some brutal ground & pound, beating the shit out of Lopes. So yeah, I gave this fight to Vieira, 29-28, and all 3 judges gave him the fight as well.
88.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:46
      Bruno shot in for a sloppy takedown, and Franca punished him with strikes on the way in. There was a lot of clinching against the cage, and Franca finished the first round grinding on Bruno's back, looking for a choke, but not really getting anywhere close to securing anything. Franca started the second round by launching big kicks at the legs and head of Bruno, and then they clinched again. There was a wild scramble, with Franca ending up on the back of Bruno, looking for the rear-naked choke with about a minute left on the clock. It looked like he had it locked in tight, but for some reason, Bruno didn't look nervous at all, and was eventually saved by the bell. Bruno came out in the third round swinging wildly, clearly behind on the scorecards, and looking for a finish, but that faded quickly as they found themselves back in the clinch, but this time Bruno used it to get Franca to the ground, where he got on his back, and started looking for submissions. Franca escaped pretty easily though, and ended up on the back of Bruno. After a pretty decent scrap, Franca was able to sink in a tight rear-naked choke for the submission victory. Awesome win for Franca.
90.3
Decision
15:00
      The first round of this fight was a little wild, with Rua getting rocked, Nogueira ALMOST finished him, but then Nogueira got rocked, and shit got weird. I think Nogueira still won that first round though. The second round started with Shogun shooting for a takedown, ending up in Nogueira's half guard. Once they got back to their feet, Rua controlled Nogueira from the clinch for a little while, before they both stepped back, and started boxing for the rest of the round. I would have to give the second round to Shogun. The second round was basically a kickboxing match, with Shogun winning the round, and as he shot for a takedown at the end of the round, Nogueira locked on a TIGHT guillotine choke, almost finishing the fight, but Shogun slipped out, and continued to ground & pound Nogueira for the last few seconds. This was a really close fight, but I ended up giving the fight to Shogun, 29-28, and all 3 judges agreed.
92.7
KO
(Punches)
0:34
      OH MAN. That was wild. This fight more or less happened the way I expected it to happen, with Correia coming out throwing bombs, and she actually did a decent job slipping out of the way of Ronda's punches, showing decent footwork, etc... BUT... Ronda Clinched with her, punched her in the head a few times, pushed her to the ground, Correia did sort of a back roll to get back to her feet, and then Rousey started boxing with her up against the cage, and then knocked Bethe the fuck out. That was a really fun fight to watch, and a decent way to cap off an evening full of pretty decent fights. I guess Ronda is still the best, eh?
OVERALL 91.6
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