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ufc fight night 73

The Octagon heads back to the U.S. this weekend, as UFC Fight Night 73 takes place from Nashville, Tennessee and the Bridgestone Arena.

In the main event, former light heavyweight title contender Glover Teixeira meets Ovince Saint Preux. The six-fight main card airs live on FOX Sports 1, and FightLine will be providing complete coverage of the action.

Along with the battle between Teixeira and OSP, Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush collide in a lightweight encounter, along with middleweights Derek Brunson and Sam Alvey.

Heavyweights Jared Rosholt and Timothy Johnson are set to throw down inside the cage, with Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson and Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera rounding out the lineup.

Four prelims will air on FOX Sports 2 highlighted by a middleweight affair between Uriah Hall and Oluwale Bamgbose. Also, Sara McMann meets Amanda Nunes, Dustin Ortiz faces Willie Gates and Frankie Saenz battles Sirwan Kakai.

Three early prelims are set to stream online via UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the complete lineup below:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Lightweight: Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush

Middleweight: Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson

Heavyweight: Tim Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt

Middleweight: Tom Watson vs. Chris Camozzi

Flyweight: Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Female Bantamweight: Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes

Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz vs. Willie Gates

Bantamweight: Sirwan Kakai vs. Frankie Saenz

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Chris Dempsey vs. Jonathan Wilson

Bantamweight: Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera

Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman

ronda rousey

Ronda Rousey didn’t shy away from the ultimate question when it was presented to her following UFC 190 this past weekend.

Rousey, who has now taken care of three straight challengers in under a minute each, was asked if she would rather fight Miesha Tate or Cris “Cyborg” Justino. For all intensive purposes, Rousey will face Tate for a third time next, but the challenge of Cyborg remains out there.

Currently, Justino competes in Invicta FC at featherweight. It has been reported – by the fighter herself in fact – that her next bout will take place at 140 pounds, leaving her closer and closer to competing at 135.

“I prefer to fight who makes weight and doesn’t do drugs,” said Rousey, during her interview on FS1. “If that’s what the fans want, beating up Miesha is good for both our careers.”

Rousey, who has fought both multiple times within a few months and taken time off to film movies and relax, added that she wouldn’t mind being on the expected featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. That has a rumored date of December and Cowboy Stadium in Dallas.

“It’s up to the UFC,” she said. “But I’d like to be on that card.”

ufc 190

Another special night went down Saturday at UFC 190, as the Octagon landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ronda Rousey did exactly what she said she would do, overwhelming Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds and retaining her UFC female bantamweight championship.

Rousey, who was booed heavily upon entering the Octagon, wasted little time imposing her will. She connected with a right to the temple, dropping Correia straight to the canvas.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua earned a win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via decision in a rematch 10 years in the making. Rua won the first while both were competing in Pride on his way to the Grand Prix title.

Two new Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winners were crowned, as Reginaldo Vieira claimed the bantamweight title and Glaicio Franca won in the lightweight division. Rua and Nogueira were the coaches, as “Lil Nog” replaced Anderson Silva after “The Spider’s” failed drug tests.

Following a pair of devastating knockout losses, Stefan Struve earned a decision vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. “The Skyscraper” hit the former interim UFC heavyweight champion with just about everything he had, handing Nogueira his second straight loss in his home country.

In the first heavyweight bout of the night, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva came back from a slow start to destroy Soa Palelei. Silva snapped a two-fight losing skid with the impressive finish in less than a minute of the second round.

Claudia Gadelha earned herself a likely rematch with UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejzcyk, besting former World Series of Fighting titleholder Jessica Aguilar.

Demian Maia gave the Brazilian fans a reason to go wild before the main card started, submitting Neil Magny in the main event of the prelims. Maia, a former title contender at middleweight, earned his third straight victory in the process.

Patrick Cummins came into hostile territory and stopped former Strikeforce champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, claiming a third round finish. The win was the fourth inside the Octagon for the former barista.

Fighting for the 10th time in his native home of Brazil, Warlley Alves earned another finish, submitting Nordine Taleb. The former Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner scored a second round submission after locking up a guillotine choke.

He didn’t get the finish, but Iuri Alcantara dominated Leandro Issa after a slow start, scoring a decision. Alcantara picked up his 32nd career victory, showing precision striking vs. Issa.

Vitor Miranda earned the first stoppage of the night, using vicious elbows to best Clint Hester in the second round. Guido Cannetti claimed a close decision victory over Hugo Viana to start the night in the bantamweight division.

Rousey and Maia each earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while Rua and Nogueira were awarded the “Fight of the Night.” All four picked up an additional $50,000.

Complete play-by-play can be found on FightLine, along with quick results below:

Ronda Rousey def. Bethe Correia via KO (strike) at :34 of Round 1 to remain UFC female bantamweight champion

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Glaicio Franca def. Fernando Bruno via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:46 of Round 3 to become The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 lightweight champion

Reginaldo Vieira def. Dileno Lopes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) to become The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 bantamweight champion

Stefan Struve def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva def. Soa Palelei via TKO (strikes) at :41 of Round 2

Claudia Gadelha def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Demian Maia def. Neil Magny via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:52 of Round 2

Patrick Cummins def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via TKO (strikes) at :45 of Round 3

Warlley Alves def. Nordine Taleb via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:11 of Round 2

Iuri Alcantara def. Leandro Issa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Vitor Miranda def. Clint Hester via TKO (strikes) at 2:38 of Round 2

Guido Cannetti def. Hugo Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ufc 190

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia.

Tonight’s card comes to us from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view.

In the main event, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight title against fellow unbeaten Bethe Correia. Rousey has finished each of her last three opponents in a total of 96 seconds, besting Cat Zingano, Alexis Davis and Sara McMann.

Correia, meanwhile, holds wins over Rousey’s teammates Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler. She vaulted herself into contention by calling out “Rowdy,” who has now promised to honor “Rowdy” Roddy Piper with her performance. The pro wrestling icon passed away recently.

The card will also feature Mauricio “Shogun” Rua facing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, the finals from The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva battling Soa Palelei and Claudia Gadelha facing UFC newcomer Jessica Aguilar.

On the FS1 prelims, Demian Maia tries to stop the win streak of the red-hot Neil Magny, while Rafael Cavalcante goes up against Patrick Cummins. Also, Warlley Alves faces Nordine Taleb and Iuri Alcantara meets Leandro Issa.

The two Fight Pass bouts will include Vitor Miranda vs. Clint Hester and Hugo Viana vs. Guido Cannetti.

Now, on to the action! Remember to keep hitting “refresh” for the latest results:

PRELIMINARY CARD

Hugo Viana vs. Guido Cannetti

We begin the night in the bantamweight division with Brazilian Hugo Viana (8-2) taking on Guido Cannetti (6-2).

Round 1: Viana finds his mark here early, catching Cannetti and trying to follow up. Big spinning low-kick by Cannetti and they have a nice leg-lock situation going here in the early stages. Viana spins and takes the back, landing some solid hammer-fists. Knees to the body and Viana resorts back to the clinch. The ref steps in and separates them with a minute left. Superman punch by Viana misses.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Viana

Round 2: Takedown for Cannetti, much to the surprise of Viana. The Brazilian was wobbled by the head-kick from Cannetti, but he appears to have recovered. Viana high-kicks his way up and out, regaining the clinch against the fence and scoring with a single-leg takedown. Swift body-lock takedown for Cannetti, but he’s unable to do anything with it. Another head-kick attempt is blocked this time by Viana. Takedown for Viana, but a high guard by Cannetti is keeping him from absorbing damage. Viana changes position and lands with hammer-fists, posturing up and doing major damage now.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Viana

Round 3: Viana working hard for the takedown, but he’s eating several knees to the body for his effort. He gets Cannetti down, but only for about a second, as he pops right back up. More of Viana grinding on him inside the clinch against the fence, and they finally separate with two-plus minutes left. Cannetti with a big head-kick and he follows up with stiff rights, but Viana gets a quick takedown and regains the advantage. Takedown for Cannetti, but he can’t keep “Wolverine” there. He scores again with another takedown in the final seconds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cannetti

Guido Cannetti def. Hugo Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Clint Hester vs. Vitor Miranda

We’ll conclude the early Fight Pass prelims with middleweights Clint Hester (11-4) and Vitor Miranda (10-4).

Round 1: Hester keeping Miranda at bay with his wrestling, scoring a takedown. Miranda, though, reverses and is on top, doing damage with heavy, heavy lefts. He’s peppering him with quick shots to the face, really imposing his will on Hester here. Big cut has been opened up over the eye of Hester from the shots. He’s working for a potential head-and-arm choke but the round comes to an end, saving Hester.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miranda

Round 2: Hester working hard for the takedown again this round, but Miranda denies it and sweeps him off his feet with a swift kick. More kicks to the lead leg by “Lex Luthor,” as Hester tries a spinning attack. Hester is the more aggressive fighter, moving forward constantly. He shoots for another takedown and Miranda elects to just pull guard more or less and hammer away to the body. Back to the feet and a knee just misses by the Brazilian. Miranda on top, pounding away and this might get a stoppage. He’s really working over Hester with more than half the round remaining. A series of elbows and Herb Dean steps in, calling a stop to this one.

Vitor Miranda def. Clint Hester via TKO (strikes) at 2:38 of Round 2

ufc 190

Weigh-ins for Saturday’s UFC 190 event went down earlier today from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and FightLine has complete results.

In the main event, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight title against Bethe Correia. Rousey weighed in at 135 pounds, while the unbeaten Correia came in at 134.

Rousey immediately lost her smile and got in the face of Correia after weighing in. The Brazilian challenger talked to her the entire staredown and Rousey didn’t blink.

Light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira square off in the co-main event, while Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 winners are crowned in the lightweight and bantamweight divisions. Both Rua and Nogueira weighed in at 206 pounds for their rematch.

Clint Hester was the lone fighter to miss weight, coming in less than a pound over for his middleweight contest with Vitor Miranda. He’ll have an hour to cut weight and make 186.

Check out complete weigh-in results, along with a video replay, below:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (135 lbs.) vs. Bethe Correia (134) for Rousey’s title

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (206) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206)

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Lightweight Tournament Final
Fernando Bruno (155) vs. Glaicio Franca (156)

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Bantamweight Final
Dileno Lopes (135) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (135)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (240) vs. Stefan Struve (265)

Antonio Silva (265) vs. Soa Palelei (264)

Claudia Gadelha (116) vs. Jessica Aguilar (116)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Demian Maia (171) vs. Neil Magny (171)

Patrick Cummins (206) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (205)

Warlley Alves (171) vs. Nordine Taleb (171)

Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Leandro Issa (136)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Clint Hester (186.7) vs. Vitor Miranda (186)

Guido Cannetti (135) vs. Hugo Viana (136)

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