UFC 190 is set to go down this evening (August 1, 2015) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring a women’s bantamweight title fight between dominant champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and undefeated Brazilian Bethe “Pitbull” Correia.
The UFC has also put multiple other Brazilian legends and stars on the card, and it should be a very special event for the Brazilian faithful. However, that doesn’t mean that all Brazilians will be eligible to attend the event in their home country.
MMAFighting.com has reported that a Brazilian judge, Pedro Henrique Alves of the children, youth, and elderly court, has decided that children under the age of 14 will not be allowed to attend tonight’s event, which goes down at the HSBC Arena. This is quite an odd decision, and an unfortunate one at that, especially to all of the tickets sold to children in this age group.
The UFC has gotten wind of this decision, and it seems as if they are not too happy with it either, releasing a statement via their Brazilian website, promising to refund all of the tickets sold to children:
The UFC “regrets the decision and agrees to refund the amount paid for the tickets of those who can’t enter the event due to this new determination.”
The reasoning for this decision is unknown, but it is definitely somewhat confusing, especially considering that the same court that Alves is a part of let children under the age of 16 enter the arena of UFC Fight Night 62 which was held in March. The event was held in Rio de Janeiro, and children had to be accompanied by their parents.
So what has changed now?
Well, that remains unclear, but the show must go on, and it seems like it will be an exciting night of fights in Brazil. Will Rousey continue her reign of dominance?