As the UFC 190 event draws nearer, the excitement over the upcoming match between UFC Bantamweight Women's Division Champion Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia becomes even more palpable by the second. With the UFC title on the line, the possibility of the Brazilian fighter beating one of the most notable athletes of this generation is generating a lot of buzz from all over the world. It appears, however, that Correia actually snagging the UFC title from Rousey's grasp might be a tad difficult to accomplish.
Experts and sports analysts are in agreement that the UFC 190 event between the two ladies is a bit lopsided. With the impressive record of Rousey, the idea of the UFC title changing hands in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 1 (Saturday) has a very slim chance of happening. Stepping into the ring to defend her UFC title for the sixth time, the 135-pound MMA star is the widely known favorite to win the upcoming match.
"When you look at what Ronda has done, her skill level and [experience] compared to what Bethe has, or what we think she has, yeah, it would absolutely be the biggest upset," shared sports analyst and commentator Kenny Florian with MMAFighting.com. He added, "But for Ronda, we're tuning in to see domination. We're tuning to see destruction."
With Florian's description of the upcoming UFC battle in mind, fans and followers of Rousey could possibly count on a memorable fight as the UFC Bantamweight champ dubbed her match against Correia as the "most personal" she will have thus far.
"This definitely is the most personal fight I've been in," admitted Rousey, according to The Guardian. The UFC went on to say, "It's the most pressure I've been under. That's another reason that Bethe is never meant to be a champion. She said: 'I have no pressure on me. No one expects anything out of me, and that's an advantage.'"
Vowing to show the world what she is "really made of," Rousey eyes the UFC 190 event as an avenue to showcase just how much pain anyone would be in once her family is involved. Earlier reports disclosed that Correia made the fatal error of dragging Rowdy's family into the picture. In the usual manner that opposing fighter "trash talk" one another, the Brazilian UFC star posted on social media that Rousey might commit suicide if the latter loses to her. Minutes following her social media dig, the UFC Bantamweight champ responded and admonished her competitor. Citing that her father committed suicide when she was just 8 years old, Rousey vowed to make Correia suffer in UFC 190.