RIO, DE JANEIRO, Sporting Alert – If you are as excited as everyone else about the main-event bout at UFC 190 on Saturday between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia, then here is how you can watch the action live.
The two fighters will trade blows in the battle at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the women’s bantamweight title up for grab.
The highlighted bout has drawn a significant about of interest and viewers are constantly asking about where and when can they watch the action live.
A number of TV channels and online broadcasters will be streaming the contest live and here is a list of some of the main ones.
FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO will both have live coverage of preliminaries, but fans with a UFC Fight Pass will have access to the main battle and they can watch it on different forms, such as on the web, Apple TV, Roku and LG Smart TV. Live coverage will also be on Pay Per View at 7 p.m. ET.
Live streaming is also available via YouTube (for $49.99), but there are several videos of the build up, weigh-in, exclusive interviews and more which are accessible on the UFC channel for free.
When the fight finally gets underway it will see UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rousey attempting to defend her crown for the sixth time, while hunting her second win of the year.
Rousey (11-0) is undefeated so far, but she will also face a competitor who holds a perfect record. Correia, the Brazilian “Pitbull” – is 9-0 heading into the fight after taking care of two of Rousey’s good friends – Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler – in getting to her.
The American, who says she is dedicating UFC 190 to the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper – is being backed heavily to take care of business against Correia, and she has promised to “beat up Bethe” and then move on to the next fighter, who is Miesha Tate.
She is also planning to shoot another movie in Southeast Asia.
“I’m gonna beat up Bethe, and then I’m going to take a couple of weeks to rest,” the champion said on www.ufc.com.
“Then I’m going to go beat up Miesha, and then I’m going to go to Thailand or wherever we decide to film, prep for a month, start filming for eight or 10 weeks.
“And then go beat up the next chick.”
Despite being the underdog – as the papers would have it – Correia, who is clearly not as athletic or offer the same power as Rousey, hasn’t been holding back on her comments in the build up as well.
“I would give her a rematch so she wouldn’t cry so much,” the Brazilian told Combate in an interview. “She can’t handle pressure.
“I will give her the opportunity to try and get the belt back. Please don’t kill yourself. Don’t commit suicide. I will give you a rematch.”
On hearing the interview, Rousey revealed that she had no problems with the comments, until she saw the word “suicide.”
The American said the bitter rivalry has now become “personal.”
“I think everything up until the suicide comment could have been understandable from a marketing point of view.” she said.
“But when she said that, that’s when it really crossed the line and became truly personal for me.”
The UFC 190 fight card will also see Mauricio “Shogun” Rua taking on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event, while Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Stefan Struve will battle in the heavyweight fight.