Coach: Ronda Rousey would win the women's boxing world title
Ronda Rousey was an Olympic medal-winning judoka with little striking experience before stepping into Glendale Fighting Club. There, she has become a dangerous boxer with knockout power. Just ask Alexis Davis.
Rousey's hands have become so good that her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, said she has never lost a round against female boxers at the gym. Does part of Tarverdyan wonder what would happen if "Rowdy" crossed over into the sweet science? Not really. He already thinks he knows...
UFC 190 weigh-in results: Ronda Rousey (135), Bethe Correia (134) official for title fight
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
-Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Bethe Correia (134) – for women’s bantamweight title
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206) vs. Mauricio Rua (206)
-Fernando Bruno (155) vs. Glaico Franca (156) – “TUF: Brazil 4? lightweight tournament final
-Dileno Lopes (135) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (135) – “TUF: Brazil 4? bantamweight tournament final
-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (240) vs. Stefan Struve (265)
-Soa Palelei (264) vs. Antonio Silva (265)
-Jessica Aguilar (116) vs. Claudia Gadelha (116)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
-Neil Magny (171) vs. Demian Maia (171)
-Rafael Cavalcante (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (206)
-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)* vs. Vitor Miranda (186)
-Guido Cannetti (135) vs. Hugo Viana (136)
* Hester was 186.7 pounds on her first attempt, but made 186 on his second try.
Benson Henderson nearing clean bill of health, wants return at UFC Seoul
Benson Henderson isn't yet ready to return, but he's getting close. The former UFC lightweight champion is "on the verge" of being medically cleared from the injury he suffered in May, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported Wednesday on UFC Tonight.
Henderson (22-5) has been sidelined since removing his name from a planned bout against Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. Henderson attributed the withdrawal to injury, but repeatedly declined to elaborate on the nature of the damage, stating only that "it was in [the] area" of his eye.
Dominick Cruz: 'I could be Duane Ludwig's coach, straight up'
Dominick Cruz is no stranger to the nasty vernacular of the fight game. After all, for much of the past four years there's been plenty of halfwits on social media ready to remind Cruz about his injuries or his precipitous fall from UFC bantamweight champion to sideline fixture. Cruz has stayed largely silent during the process, but that doesn't mean he's lost his edge.
John Dodson: Jon Jones 'wasn't the perfect angel that everyone thought he was to be'
Dodson, Jones' teammate at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., said there was a bit of a misconception about Jones early in his career, which was fostered by Jones himself.
"He just wasn't the perfect angel that everyone thought he was to be," Dodson said at a UFC 191 media lunch Wednesday in Downtown LA. "You guys keep on thinking that he's supposed to be like Hannah Montana, but really he was Miley Cyrus."
'WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami' slated for Oct. 17 in Connecticut
Yushin Okami’s welterweight debut will come against another UFC vet when he and Jon Fitch headline WSOF 24 on Oct. 17.
WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.
In addition to Okami (30-9) vs. Fitch (26-7-1), WSOF 24 also features heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (12-1) vs. Derek Mehmen (19-6). Additionally, lightweight Nick Newell (12-1) is slated for the card.
WSOF 24 takes place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card is expected to air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.