Rousey Attends Flamengo Match, Spends Time with Aldo

Olha quem esta aqui e já virou @Flamengo? @RondaRousey!!! Welcome to @Maracana! pic.twitter.com/Psm9iRqO7L — Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 2, 2015 Ronda Rousey celebrated her victory over Bethe Correia in a typically Brazilian setting. On Sunday, the triumphant UFC women’s bantamweight champion wore the colors of Rio Flamengo at a soccer game between the Flamengo club and Santos at Rio de Janeiro’s famous Maracanã stadium.Rousey, 28, attended the game with her family, took pictures with fans and talked to another king of the UFC, Brazilian fe ... Read the Full Article Here

Claymation of Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Title Fight

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Monday Fight Updates - August 3

Highly-regarded featherweight prospects Yair Rodriguez and Dan Hooker will collide in a UFC 192 bout at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 3.Fresh from two UFC wins over Leonard Morales and Charles Rosa that earned him the TUF Latin America crown and a Fight of the Night award, respectively, Mexico's Rodriguez will seek his third Octagon victory when he faces New Zealand's Hooker, whose recent knockout of Hatsu Hioki in May saw him win Performance of the Night honors.“I see a tough opponent who I will have a very fierce fight with," Rodriguez said. "I think we're go ... Read the Full Article Here

Ronda Rousey Hangs With Jose Aldo At Brazilian Soccer Game

  // Ontem o Mengão não venceu, mas "converteu" mais uma campeã do UFC! Seja bem-vinda à Nação Rubro-Negra, Ronda... Posted by Jose Aldo Junior on Monday, August 3, 2015 Read the Full Article Here

Cerebral Rousey Ends Correia Feud With Ultimate Barb

Bethe Correia did everything she could to get a rise out of Ronda Rousey ahead of their showdown at UFC 190.RELATED CONTENT: Watch UFC 190 Again | UFC 190: Post Fight Press Conference Highlights | Ronda Rousey Backstage Interview | Monday's UFC Minute | The Exchange w/ Ronda Rousey From the verbal warfare she waged on the road to UFC 190, to the angry tirade she spewed in the face of Rousey during their final stare down at the weigh-ins - Correia knew that the consequences of a loss would be epic. Just moments after Correia's head bounced off the canvas 34 secon ... Read the Full Article Here

Saenz Loves Beating the Odds

Being a 7-1 underdog is no joke, except when you win. Sitting on the other side of the planet in his opponent’s home country of Brazil, UFC bantamweight Frankie Saenz literally laughed out loud when he found out he was a 7-1 underdog against Iuri Alcantara in February. A few hours later, Saenz would prove the critics wrong by earning a unanimous decision against the then-top 10 ranked Alcantara.“To be honest, I never really thought about it,” Saenz said of his underdog status. “I was on Facebook and stuff on the day of the fight, just lying around and resting, and I w ... Read the Full Article Here

Ortiz is gunning for That No. 1 Spot

Rarely does a fighter’s record or ranking paint a full picture of who they truly are once the cage door closes.While championship belts signify the best in the business, to get an accurate read on just about everyone else, you can’t just look at the wins and losses and where they land in the divisional hierarchy – you need to watch them compete; to know who they’ve fought and how their effort against each opponent measures up against those that came before and after them.In the UFC flyweight division, no fighter embodies that more than Dustin Ortiz.Tougher than a $3 s ... Read the Full Article Here

Why UFC 'Antihero' Ronda Rousey Is Such A Big Deal

It's the video you have to watch from this weekend: American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey takes down Brazilian Bethe Correia on her own turf in just 34 seconds at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Women's Bantamweight Title Fight.With the swift knockout, the 28-year-old defending champion maintained her dominance as the only female bantamweight champion in the UFC with a 12-0 record.Her fight against Cat Zingano in February also ended swiftly, thanks to her signature move, the armbar. Rousey tackles her opponent to the ground, traps the other woman's arm between her legs and bends it b ... Read the Full Article Here

Ray Borg: Albuquerque Rising

The tides of fortune swing quickly at the highest level of mixed martial arts. Fights can be won or lost in the blink of an eye, and goals that once seemed so far away can materialize in rapid-fire fashion or be pushed to a distance where they will never be achieved. Those conditions make the stakes high with every step taken, but that environment isn’t necessarily foreign to all who enter.Just north of one year ago, surging flyweight talent Ray Borg went from wondering if and when his chance to show and prove inside the Octagon would come, but three fights and back-to-back Performance ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC Champ Ronda Rousey To Star In Film Based On Autobiography

After a blockbuster weekend in which she knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds in Brazil, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is ready for more of the spotlight.In an exclusive, Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to Rousey’s best-selling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight,” with Rousey starring and playing herself.Rousey teamed with sister Maria Burns Ortiz to pen “My Fight/Your Fight,” which covered Rousey’s struggles and rise to stardom as a bronze medal-winning Olympic judoka and MMA phenom.Mary Parent i ... Read the Full Article Here

Tim Johnson and the Return of the 'Stache

If you’re going to ask a fight fan for their thoughts on Tim Johnson, don’t be surprised if they respond with a question of their own.“Who?”In a sporting landscape that contains last names like Nurmagomedov, vivid nicknames like “The Korean Zombie” and “Jacare” and boisterous personalities whose names get drilled into your consciousness because they’re seemingly everywhere, it’s understandable that Tim Johnson might not register.But mention that the bear of a man set to make his sophomore appearance in the Octagon on Saturday night ... Read the Full Article Here

Ten Years After Their First Bout, Rua Gets Another Win Over Noguiera

RUA vs. NOGUEIRATen years after their first bout in PRIDE, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira got reacquainted in the UFC Octagon, with Rua winning a three-round unanimous decision, making it two for two against his friendly rival.“I knew that he was a tough guy, I knew that he was going to be well-prepared, but I got the victory,” Rua, who defeated Nogueira in 2005, said.All three judges scored it 29-28 for Curitiba’s Rua, now 23-10; Rio’s Nogueira falls to 21-7.Rua looked sharper and more confident than he has in a while in the early stag ... Read the Full Article Here

Rousey Remains Undefeated, Needs Only 34 Seconds To KO Correia

It was a longer night than usual for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey - 20 seconds more to be exact - but no less devastating, as Rousey successfully defended her title for the sixth time Saturday night with a 34-second knockout of fifth-ranked contender Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The win followed finishes for the unbeaten Rousey that lasted 66, 16 and 14 seconds, lending even more credence to Sports Illustrated’s recent claim that the Californian is the most dominant athlete in the world.RELATED CONTENT: Rouse ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 190: Post Fight Bonus Recap

Fight Of The Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio RuaPerformance Bonus: Ronda Rousey and Demian Maia• Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Shogun Rua exchanged big shots through their entire fight, in a classic rematch of legends. Nogueira landed significant strikes in the first, which had Rua staggering around the Octagon. In full survival mode, Shogun returned fire and survived the round. Taking the fight to Nogueira in the later rounds, Shogun was able to secure the unanimous decision victory.• Rousey defended her UFC women's bantamweight championship with ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 190 Talking Points: Ronda Does It Again

Ronda Rousey is the baddest chick on the planet.We already knew that, but if there were still any doubters – even just a few – she put them to rest at UFC 190 Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro. Against an insolent opponent who appeared to be her greatest challenge, Rousey was ruthless and efficient. Naturally, her brilliant first-round knockout of Bethe Correia leads off today’s Talking Points.1. Can anyone beat Ronda Rousey?That’s a question with a simple answer: No. Rousey is 12-0 with 11 first-round finishes. She didn’t even need to take Correia, who ... Read the Full Article Here

Rousey Roams to Brazil With Plan to Beat Correia at UFC 190

Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.Rousey decided to fight Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia in a raucous arena at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night.Challenges don't scare Rousey. They're what keep her rocketing along this wild path. Read Full Article   Read the Full Article Here

Bruising Wins by Miranda and Cannetti get UFC 190 Underway

MIRANDA vs. HESTERRio’s Vitor Miranda, a heavyweight finalist on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, made it two straight wins at middleweight, scoring a second round TKO over Clint Hester.Hester (11-5) got the bout to the mat in the opening minute of the fight, but after controlling matters for a bit, Miranda reversed position and began teeing off with strikes, cutting the American as he ripped off several clean left hands to the face. Again looking to make this a ground fight, Hester was rebuffed repeatedly by Miranda (12-4), and in the sequence that determined the outcome of the fight, & ... Read the Full Article Here

Ronda Rousey Arrives For UFC 190 Title Fight

The champ @RondaRousey is in the building! Follow @ UFCGLOBAL on snapchat to see our #UFC190 story! pic.twitter.com/4XJEDCfuUH — #UFC190 (@ufc) August 2, 2015 Read the Full Article Here

Belfort-Hendo III Headlines in Sao Paulo

At the UFC 190 post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC President Dana White announced that veteran superstars Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will attempt to break their 1-1 tie when they meet for the third time in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo on November 7.The card will air on FOX Sports 1.In their first bout in PRIDE in October of 2006, Henderson won a unanimous decision over the Brazilian, but in November of 2013, "The Phenom" evened the score, knocking Henderson out in the first round. This fall, with Henderson coming off a big win over Tim Bo ... Read the Full Article Here

Stefan Struve Goes The Distance Against Big Nog, Gets Unanimous Decision

STRUVE vs. NOGUEIRAAfter a harrowing few years that included a serious health scare and back-to-back knockout losses to Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve got back in the win column for the first time since 2012, defeating one of his fighting idols, former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira.“I had a couple rough years,” Struve said. “It’s good to be back.”Scores were 30-27 across the board for Struve, now 30-7; the 39-year-old Nogueira, who has lost three straight, falls to 34-10-1 with 1 NC.Nogueira cl ... Read the Full Article Here