UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia fight card has started to fill up with some high profile matches and some legends of the sport. Turning out to be a great card.
The UFC 190 main event is pitting two undefeated female fighters against each other again. Ronda Rousey puts her streak and record on the line against the undefeated horseman slayer Bethe Correia. While not having as prolific career as Rousey, Correia has won nine straight including beating two of Rousey’s training partners in her last two fights.
UFC 190: Undercard
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lil Nog
In a rematch a decade in the making, these former pride stars will face off. Shogun has had the better UFC career having captured a belt. Lil Nog has had his ups and downs sitting at 4-3 in the promotion but the injuries have been the biggest hinderance. Both coming off quick knockouts, one has to wonder if this could be the losers last fight.
Stefan Struve vs. Big Nog
In another fight between two perennial hurt fighters, Struve looks to recapture his former standing before his heart defect and Big Nog may just be looking to go out on a win. Nog has stated his career is mostly over and was opining for a last match with Frank Mir, instead he will have to settle for Struve in Brazil. Struve came back after over a year and a half layoff and loss to Mark Hunt to take on Alistair Overeem who finished him in one round. A win over Big Nog at UFC 190 could reintroduce him after only have on fight in over two years.
Antonio Silva vs. Sao Palelei
Silva was looking to reassert himself in the Heavyweight picture after a two year span that saw him finished twice, once by upset to Andrei Arlovski, and get caught for steroids. He took on Frank Mir which every one had him winning, but he could not even last two minutes with Mir. Now, he takes on Palelei who was streaking with three straight knockouts before being grinded out by Jake Rosholt. He rebounded with a win last november, but now looks for his biggest challenge in the cage against Silva.
Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Larkin looked like the fighter everyone though he would be when he entered the UFC, but it was just one weight class lower. A streak of 1-4 prompted the weight loss to Welterweight after starting his career at 205. A two minute plus knockout of veteran John Howard had everyone clamoring. Now he takes on the six foot tall Ponzinibbio at UFC 190 who has won his last two fights since losing the TUF Brazil two crown.