Today, the UFC announced that Ronda Rousey will take on rival Bethe Correia for the UFC woman’s bantamweight championship at UFC 190 on Aug.1 in Rio de Janeiro. The bout is to serve as the main event for the pay-per-view show.
The fight announcement was made during the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor world tour press conference in Brazil. UFC President Dana White confirmed the details of the bout.
Correia looks to put her unblemished record of 9-0 on the line when she faces Rousey. She has three appearances in the UFC under her belt. Correia has picked up wins over Julie Kedzie and Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” teammates Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke. She has secured most of her victories on the scorecards. The Brazilian looks to unseat the champion, who also has a perfect record.
Rousey last saw action at UFC 184, where she set the record for fastest title defense when she dispatched former No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in 14 seconds. The successful defense was her fifth straight of the UFC championship, and now she’ll seek to defend her title for the sixth time. Rousey’s list of victims includes such notables as Miesha Tate, who she has defeated twice in her career, and Sara McMann. This will be Rousey’s first title fight outside the United States, and it marks the first time in four years that she has competed on foreign soil.
UFC 190 is scheduled to take place on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More bouts will be announced in the upcoming weeks.